Seahorse discovered in rare Harwich Harbour sighting – BBC

Harwich Haven Authority

A short-snouted seahorse was found in a rare sighting for a Harbour habitat.

It was found in a monitoring pot at a location outside of Harwich harbour in Essex, the port authority said.

The seahorses are usually found in shallow waters, often in estuaries or associated with seagrass meadows.

Bonnie Caleno, from Harwich Haven Authority, said: “No seahorses have ever been identified in this area, or indeed along most of the Essex coast.”

The live seahorse was immediately returned to its habitat after it was found by a local fisherman.

According to the port authority, the…

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