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NEWEST ARRIVALS: Ribbon Sea Dragons and Seahorses From The Philippines
Published: Monday, June 05, 2017
Philippine Seahorse
Come visit our newest arrivals now on display at Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm Tours! A special thank you to Long Beach Aquarium for helping to provide the Ribbon Dragons and Seahorses of the Philippines. Our expert tour guides will guide you through the farm at your choice of tour times Monday through Friday! You can purchase your tickets before you travel to Hawaii on line here or buy at the door when you check in!
The GOFUNDME FUNDRAISER - Support Seahorse Hawaii Foundation!
Published: Thursday, June 01, 2017
GOFUNDME Fundrasier: Support Seahorse Hawaii Foundation
A new aquaculture only permit from western Australia has been issued for a limited number of WILD leafy sea dragon breeders. The Seahorse Hawaii Foundation has been chosen to buy 3 pairs of these rare and exotic leafy sea dragons.   We will be importing 6 Leafy Dragons and 6 Weedy Dragons in March of 2017 from Steve McQueen in Western Australia. He has been awarded a special permit to collect these dragons for breeding only. Due to our success with our past Leafy Dragons, we have been chosen to...
Featured in Hawaii Magainze: The only aquarium to pet seahorses in the United States is in Hawaii
Published: Friday, October 16, 2015
Within earshot of Kailua-Kona's lava-enclosed airstrip and close enough to the ocean to feel the sea spray, a tiny blue building fronts an unusual aquatic farm, the only one of its kind in the United States. On any given day, Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm is home to more than 20,000 seahorses and I've flown from Honolulu on the promise that I would get to interact with one. I'm standing near a small, natural tidepool on a less natural sidewalk, staring at a clear Dixie cup of tiny, endemic ‘opae ‘...
What People Think About The Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm?
Published: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Looking for a  Hawaii, Big Island Attraction or a Hawaii, Big Island Activity? Check out Hawaii's best eco- tour - the Seahorse Farm!  Come shake hands with a pregnant male seahorse ! Explore the mysteries of the coral reefs on our 3 acre ocean front  living sea horse museum in Kona, Hawaii!! You will see seahorse babies, pregnant males and sea dragons  from all over the world from Australia to California to Brazil !  You will learn how we are saving the seahorse from  extinction! Great for...
Featured in Honolulu Magazine: You’ll Get to Hold a Seahorse in Your Hands at This Hawai'i Farm
Published: Monday, October 12, 2015
A COUPLE OF AQUAPONIC WIZARDS ARE RUNNING A WATERY FARM WHERE THEY BREED A MOST CAPTIVATING, AND ENDANGERED, SPECIES. On a rocky spit by the Kona airport, Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm is carrying on one of Hawai‘i's most quixotic enterprises: raising seahorses. It's one of the earliest farms in the world to successfully do so–and, during a tour of its Kona lab, you can actually have a close and, to judge from reactions, magical encounter. "I made a cup of my hands in the water," said...
'Endangered' seahorses could be extinct in next three decades
Published: Wednesday, April 01, 2015
'Endangered' seahorses could be extinct in next three decades
Seahorses, which have existed for 13 million years, could be the creatures of the past in three decades unless a drastic action is taken. According to official figures, 64 million of the delicate creatures are taken from oceans annually for Chinese medicine and the curio trade, and conservationists are calling for a ban on shops in Britain selling the dried fish as holiday souvenirs, the Mirror reported.
An up-close look at the Kona Seahorse Farm Tours. Only in Hawaii!
Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
An up-close look at the Hawaiian Sea horse Farm in Kona, and interview with Carol Cozzi-Schmarr. Carol discusses the efforts in captive breeding of seahorses and the impact of the world's ecosystems - particularly Hawaii. Tours of our Kona Seahorse Farm are considered to be a life changing experience and are a "must do" for  all visitors to  Kona!  Plan your trip to Kona, Hawaii so you can see and hold a  live seahorse on our seahorse tours Monday through Friday at 10am, 12pm (noon) and 2pm....
Best Animal Rights Award at La Feme Film Festival in LA September 2014!
Published: Monday, October 27, 2014
A Different Kind of Farm documents the journey of Carol and Craig Schmarr in their quest to save the seahorse.
Exciting News for Ocean Rider Kona Seahorse Farm Tours  "A Different Kind of Farm" by producer Caroline Harding  documents the personal journey of Carol Cozzi-Schmarr and Craig Schmarr in their quest to save the seahorses and the reefs where the seahorses and other ornamental reef fish were once common. You will see stunning footage  all filmed here at Ocean Rider, of  seahorses,  seadragons and the people that make the breeding and tours of these rare animals  such a great success story. You...
Check the Leafy Sea Dragons & Baby Weedy Dragons!! Best Eco-tour in Kona!
Published: Monday, March 31, 2014
Come see our new baby Weedy Sea Dragons!!  Check out our new  Leafy Sea Dragon breeding tank! Lots of room for dancing! It is a chilling 45 degree F!!! These Leafy Dragon seahorses are just incredible.   These are subject to natural and man-made threats and are endangered by pollution and natural run off.  Unlike traditional seahorses with tails, the leafy dragon can not hold fast in a similar manner and are vulnerable to drift.
See the Hawaiian Pygmy on our tour when you visit Kona!
Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Hawaiian Pelagic Pygmy
 Come see the rare endemic Hawaiian Pelagic Pygmy Seahorses  on the Kona Seahorse Farm Tour! For the first time ever you can buy a pair for your home aquarium or  buy a pair to be released back in to the ocean  here in front of  the seahorse farm while you are visiting our beautiful Hawaiian paradise!! Plan  your Hawaii seahorse tour and seahorse release before you travel to Kona, Hawaii! find out how !


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