Hippocampus Histrix

Hippocampus Histrix | Wallhanging by Angela Manno | Artists for Conservation
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Hippocampus Histrix

Wallhanging
Dimensions:
9.00" H x 7.00" W
Medium:
Egg tempera (Egg Tempera & gold leaf on wood in the Byzantine-Russian style)
Year Completed:
2022
Subject(s):
Endangered Seahorse
Original for Sale:
Original Available
Available as Ltd Edition:
No
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Price: $5,000 USD

One of the 46 species of seahorses, all of which are in decline, this seahorse is classified as Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Their global decline is due to coastal development, marine pollution, destruction of seagrass and coral habitats, oil spills, bycatch, collection for the aquarium trade, global climate change and ocean acidification. More than 20 million seahorses are estimated to be traded each year for Chinese medicine. Lesser known causes are land-based deforestation which leads to increased siltation in surrounding marine waters, thereby suffocating sea grass beds and killing coral reefs.

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