Introducing iSeahorse, a citizen science project for the armored fish.
Seahorses are awesome. They’re covered in squishable armor that protects them from being crushed. They’re one of the only fish species with a neck, as well as one of the few to swim upright. They push the pain of pregnancy and childbirth off on the males of the species. Plus, um, have you ever looked at one? Look at that majestic, almost-equine face! A new project called iSeahorse aims to bump up the number of people on the lookout for seahorses by allowing anyone—scientist, diver or beach-goer—to catalog any seahorse sightings they experience through an iPhone app and website. (Presumably, most divers would upload a sighting after getting out of the water. For the sake of the phone.)…MORE