To date we have shipped 1,428 seahorse specimens to 45 aquarium facilities worldwide.

In 1994 the Birch Aquarium at Scripps (BAS) initiated a propagation project for the Pacific seahorse, Hippocampus ingens. In May, 1995 our efforts were bolstered by a gift from Mrs. Dorothy Munro to construct a facility dedicated to seahorse propagation. Our goal was to raise a sufficient number of Hippocampus ingens to maintain our very popular local seahorse display. As propagation became more successful, we broadened our goals to include providing specimens to other aquaria, thus achieving an additional goal of conservation by reducing the need to collect display specimens from the wild populations.

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We have raised a total of nine species to adulthood. To date we have shipped 1,428 seahorse specimens to 45 aquarium facilities worldwide. We regularly maintain approximately 500 juveniles in our grow-out tanks.