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ReadThisThing (Jul 11th, 2019)

Experts say that 68-year-old Rog Hanson, a former SoCal special ed teacher, has spent more time with the sea creatures officially known as Hippocampus ingens than anyone else in the world. His odyssey began January of 2016, when he spied some Pacific seahorses about 100 miles north of their traditional habitat. Worried that the beasts might be harmed by Long Beach visitors, he's since created a safe haven for the seahorse community in deep waters in the area, and has since visited them hundreds of times. “It feels like I’m reading a book," Hanson says, "the book of their life, and I can’t put it down."

Read more at The LA Times:

A retired teacher found some seahorses off Long Beach. Then he built a secret world for them

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