Coastal Horses…Seahorses, that is!

SeaHorseSeahorses can be found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world…but did you know?

There are nearly 50 species of seahorse.  They prefer
to live in sheltered areas such as seagrass beds, coral reefs, or mangroves. Seahorses are truly unique. Unlike most other fish, they are monogamous and mate for life. Also, they are among the only animal on Earth in which the male bears the children.

Because of their body shape, seahorses are rather poor swimmers and can easily die of exhaustion when caught in a storm. They get around by the small fin on their back which can flutter up to 35 times per second.

Seahorses are measured out to be not much bigger than a tea cup. They
also do not have teeth and no stomach, so they must consistently eat to
stay alive. They really are unique creatures, aren't they?

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