A few weeks back I met some “old” friends at the beach on the north side of town.
One of my buddies caught this little guy in a bucket right while standing right in the shore-break. How amazing is that!!
Especially since I have never seen a wild seahorse … ever!
You just never know what is swimming around in the ocean 🙂
Seahorse Facts: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/sea-horse/
- monogamous and mate for life
- they are among the only animal species on Earth in which the male has the babies
- found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world
- after eggs hatch, the male releases fully formed seahorses into the water
- inept swimmers and can easily die of exhaustion when caught in rough waters
- voracious eaters, they graze continually and can consume 3,000 or more brine shrimp per day
- 35 seahorse species
- vulnerable to extinction because of: worldwide coastal habitat depletion, pollution, and rampant harvesting, mainly for use in Asian traditional medicine
And in case you didn’t know– the sun rose today and this is what it looked like 🙂
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