Care, Gender, and Survival: The Curious Case of the Seahorse


Care across species involves many material practices alongside the “storytelling” that shapes humans perceptions and approaches to other organisms. Oscillating between the plankton breeding units of the London Zoo’s seahorse breeding program, Asian markets where there is demand for dried seahorses and their aphrodisiac powers, and children’s books celebrating seahorse fathers, Susanne Schmitt explores the multifaceted ways in which the Syngnathid family is caught up in networks of care and storytelling.