Pygmy Seahorse Research

Published April 3, 2023

In 2011, marine biologist and accomplished underwater photographer, Richard Smith completed his Ph.D. on the biology and conservation of the pygmy seahorse, a little known group of miniature seahorses resident in the waters of Wakatobi. A great deal of Dr. Smith’s research, which focuses on the gorgonian-associated species, Denise’s (Hippocampus denise) and Bargibant’s pygmy seahorses […]

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An Underwater Photographer’s Guide to Wakatobi

Published May 9, 2016

Photos and text by Richard Smith Wakatobi is ideally placed in the heart of the Coral Triangle, a region that encompasses the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Island. For underwater photographers seeking a diversity of marine life subjects, this is the place to be, because the waters of the triangle support […]

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