Hantu Seahorse features on US website

Date April 11, 2008


Pulau Hantu’s iconic sea critter, the Tigertail seahorse, makes its North American debut at Nature Online, the Web site of the popular American public television series Nature. The series is produced by channel Thirteen/WNET New York, the highest-rated public TV station in the US, offering a wealth of programming from the Public Broadcasting Service. The non-profit corporation also operates WLIW21, public television, presenting programming and outreach projects that educate, enlighten and entertain, as well as several digital channels, and on-demand video services. Thirteen/WNET began broadcasting in 1962.

The Tigertail seahorse is part of a Web feature for an article about interesting mating antics. Follow the above link and click “See the answers” at the bottom of the page to be taken to the page where the photo is displayed!

It’s great that The Hantu Blog, a free public education service, is able to contribute to a similar outreach vehicle half way across the planet. Because Nature Online will have an enormous reach not just to people in the US but to people all over the world, we hope our Seahorse ambassador and our Blog will garner the attention that our reefs need in order to survive the next seven generations.

Free public television has been so important in the nurturing of society’s less privileged since the 1970s. In an era where everyone watches cable television, it’s hard to imagine a world without it. But a majority of society still depends on public television to have fun, learn and be influenced. The even better news is that today, there’s more information that can be freely accessed (and delivered!) than ever before. So there’s really no excuse to be misinformed anymore.

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