Seahorses found thriving in cleaner Thames

The discovery of a colony of short-snouted seahorses living in the Thames means that the river is becoming cleaner, the Guardian reported conservationists as saying on Monday.

Scientists from the Zoological Society of London discovered five seahorses in the river during routine conservation surveys over the
past 18 months, the report said.

The rare species is normally found in the Mediterranean and Canary Islands and also along the south coast of England. The presence of the animals is a good sign that river quality is improving in the Thames, the report said.

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