The Paris International Dive Show will take place between the 11th and 14th of January 2018, and the Octopus Foundation will be present alongside the French association Peau-Bleue, who studies the seahorses and syngnathidae of Europe and campaigns for a better protection of these fragile species.

This past Autumn, Julien Pfyffer and his team traveled twice to the South of France to film a 26 minutes-long documentary on the presence of these atypic fish in French waters. This film will be projected during the show, to raise awareness to the largest public possible about these extraordinary animals. The projection will be followed by a conference during which the scientists will talk about their field of work and answer questions from the public.

Patrick Louisy will take the opportunity to present his brand new book, “Hippocampes, une famille d’excentriques”, to which the Octopus Foundation contributed. Illustrated with large and beautiful pictures, it allows several levels of reading, including “zooms” and fun, scientific and documentary boxes, which will please avid readers as well as children and a very broad public.One of the highlights of the 2019 Paris show is the “exceptional exposition”. This year, it will be focused on seahorses. On this occasion, the Octopus Foundation will take part in several round tables and will answer questions from the public.

In addition, Julien Pfyffer will hold a conference entitled “A Swiss foundation to explore the oceans”. The founding president of the Octopus Foundation will present various projects: the seahorses of France, the marine turtles in Lampedusa, the Mediterranean monk seal, the ancient port of Orikum in Albania and the shipwrecks of the Island of Mozambique.