Adopt a seahorse

Seahorse (c) Andrew Pearson

The seahorse is one of the most recognisable sea creatures in the UK. Unlike anything else seen in nature, with their horse-like head, long snout and prehensile tail, they could be considered an exotic and mystical creature.

Dorset Wildlife Trust

Price: £20
What you receive: As part of the Marine Conservation Fund, DWT has launched a seahorse adoption scheme to help boost our work. As a gift to yourself, or someone special, you'll get a cuddly toy, regular updates and a fact sheet.
Additional: Both the short-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) and the spiny seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) are native to Dorset, but they face threats such as unsuitable habitat to thrive in. Well-managed and extensive marine habitats can make all the difference to the survival chances of these legally protected creatures.
More info: Call 01305 264620