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Seahorse Hawaii Foundation | Conservation, Research, Propagation & Education

Today the seahorse is facing extinction from over fishing for the pet and medicine trade, and habitat destruction from global warming and development.

Seahorse Hawaii Foundation Vision

Seahorse Hawaii FoundationInspiring ocean awareness by saving the endangered seahorse and sea dragons around the world from extinction through conservation, research, propagation, and education.

Many other marine fish are highly threatened around the world such as the leaf and weedy sea dragon, Hawaiian seahorses, and many other marine ornamental fish that are taken off our reefs here in Hawaii for the pet trade. We would like to save these species from extinction by producing them here at Ocean Rider and offering them to marine aquarium hobbyists and public aquariums around the world as an eco friendly alternative to the wild caught  counterparts. This requires a tremendous amount of work and funding. We are happy to say that Ocean Rider has received funding from the Seahorse Hawaii foundation and Award No. NA05OAR4171157 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii” to produce these marine ornamental fish.

Conservation, Research, Propagation & Education

The seahorse is now an endangered species protected by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species). Please visit: SeahorseHawaii.org

This portion of the website was prepared by Carol Cozzi-Schmarr and Craig Peter Schmarr of Ocean Rider under Award No. NA05OAR4171157 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii.

“Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the Department of Commerce nor the Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii.”

Help us save the seahorse and the ocean they live in with a tax deductible donation to the Seahorse Hawaii Foundation. To donate and for more information, please visit www.seahorsehawaii.org.


America's Only Seahorse Aqua-Farm and One of Hawaii's Most Popular Attractions

Ocean Rider seahorse farm is a consistent Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award Winner and "Top 10 Things To Do" Kona, Hawaii attraction. Our "Magical Seahorse Tours" are educational and fun for the whole family.

Tour tickets are available for Purchase On-Line. Space is limited and subject to availability.

small seahorse Ocean Rider, Inc. is an Organic Hawaiian-Based Seahorse Aqua-Farm & Aquarium that Follows Strict Good Farming Practices in Raising Seahorses and Other Aquatic Life.

Seahorse Hawaii Foundation

Inspiring ocean awareness by saving the endangered seahorse and sea dragons around the world from extinction through conservation, research, propagation, and education.

Help us save the seahorse and the coral reefs they live in with a tax deductible contribution to the Seahorse Hawaii Foundation. You will be helping to protect and propagate over 25 species of endangered seahorses, sea dragons and friends.

Make A Tax-Deductible Donation Today!

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