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Sea horses need secrecy to avoid collectors' nets

By Susan Scott

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 18, 2013

~~<p>Last year, after I wrote my second column about snorkeling with sea horses, I got an email with the subject &quot;Stop writing about Hawaii's seahorses!&quot; The writer had also found a sea horse habitat and worried that if word got around about the locations of these rare fish, collectors would take them.</p>
<p>And, to my sorrow, some did. Since then, following the Waikiki Aquarium's policy, I've kept my sea horse sightings to myself.</p>
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Last year, after I wrote my second column about snorkeling with sea horses, I got an email with the subject "Stop writing about Hawaii's seahorses!" The writer had also found a sea horse habitat and worried that if word got around about the locations of these rare fish, collectors would take them.

And, to my sorrow, some did. Since then, following the Waikiki Aquarium's policy, I've kept my sea horse sightings to myself. Login for more...



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