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In Tasmania, SCUBA surveys of seahorses populations were conducted. Intensive surveys were conducted in 2000 to 2004 in the Derwent River around Hobart (submonthly & then monthly) and twice yearly surveys from 2004/5 on east coast and Derwent River, until 2007. Mark-recapture studies were done to estimate population size, and life history parameters.
Limited SCUBA surveys of weedy seadragons at Kingston, Blackman's Bay & Bicheno and spiny pipehorses at Simpson's Point, Bruny Island. Mark-recapture study of approximately 40 seadragons and 10 spiny pipehorses.