Project Seahorse, an international marine conservation organization, and its partner Guylian, famous for its Belgian Chocolate Sea Shells, challenge you: Photograph a seahorse in its natural habitat.
Photographers have long played a vital role in the scientific process, their sharp eyes leading to many important discoveries. It was photographer Denise Tackett, for example, who first drew the attention of Project Seahorse Biologist Sara Lourie to what would later prove to be the world's smallest species of seahorse. Denise's photos, including the one shown here, proved invaluable in describing the new species, which Sara named Hippocampus denise in Denise's honour.
Drawing on that experience, Project Seahorse is seeking the assistance of the world's underwater photographers. The "Seahorses of the World" photo competition is open to all amateur and professional photographers. The entries will be used both as educational tools and for scientific study. All you have to do is send us a print or digital photograph of a seahorse in its natural habitat taken since Jan. 1, 2000. Entries will be accepted until July 1, 2005.
Thanks to the support of Guylian Chocolates and Sport Diver magazine, Project Seahorse is offering prizes worth a total of $14,000, including a week-long dive expedition on Australia's Great Barrier Reef with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions. Every entrant will receive a box of Guylian Belgian Chocolate Sea Shells !
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