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Experts seek to protect rare colony of seahorses in northern Greece

07 / 08 / 2018, Yahoo Science

Diver Vasilis Mentogiannis is campaigning to protect a unique site in a remote gulf in north-eastern Greece where seahorses - a protected species ravaged by pollution and overfishing - are thriving. Having already restored their habitat in 2015 with ropes and synthetic plants after it was damaged by flood waters from a nearby village, he is now seeking broader protection. "We are talking about a very small region, I think just keeping the fishing boats away is something we can accomplish," said Mentogiannis.

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