[Coral-List] Strobes blind seahorses?

Julian @ Reefcheck Malaysia julian at reefcheck.org.my
Tue Mar 30 00:24:26 EDT 2010

Hi Mel
I only have anecdotal evidence, but some photographers have made the same
comments to me. Would be interested to hear more evidence for or against. I
am also a diving instructor!

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Subject: [Coral-List] Strobes blind seahorses?

I'm hearing in several diving forums that repeated use of strobes in
underwater photography can blind seahorses. Is this based on evidence (if
so, what?), or is it speculation and the precautionary principle at work?

Thanks -
Mel Briscoe
Consortium for Ocean Leadership
and diving instructor
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