Kevin Laurie had never seen anything like it. Inside a shop in the Guangzhou district of China, near Hong Kong, there were about 40 or 50 large plastic bags — and inside each bag were thousands upon thousands of dried seahorses.
“This is the most seahorses I’ve seen in a single shop,” Laurie, an independent correspondent, told The Dodo. “In most cases, it’s more usual to see seahorses on sale together with other dried marine species. But in this case, the shop was almost dedicated solely to selling seahorses.”