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Endangered Seahorses

The delicate, slow-moving seahorse is unique among fish for reasons beyond its whimsical shape. It chooses one mate for life, and the male has the job of pregnancy and giving birth.

Watch the seahorse courtship dance and discover why these charming camouflage masters are endangered.

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Essential Facts About Seahorses

Essential Facts About Seahorses

Project Seahorse is a marine conservation organization devoted to protecting seahorses, a flagship species. Visit its site for facts and answers to FAQs. More...

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Project Seahorse
Pygmy Seahorse Facts

Pygmy Seahorse Facts

The smallest pygmy seahorses are only 1.4 cm long. That's only about half an inch. Let a marine biologist introduce you to all 7 species, and check out his photos of these miniature fish. More...

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Ocean Realm Images
Seahorse

Seahorse

Seahorses eat almost constantly, consuming as many as 3,000 brine shrimp in a day. They have no stomach, so food passes through their system fairly fast. More...

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National Geographic
Seahorse Crusader Amanda Vincent

Seahorse Crusader Amanda Vincent

Amanda observes seahorses underwater for 12 hours at a time. Seahorse trade is affecting these creatures. Find out how she's working to re-populate them in the Philippines. More...

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NOVA/PBS
Seahorse Mating Dance

Seahorse Mating Dance

Seahorses share a long courtship dance before the female deposits eggs into the male’s brood pouch. This beautiful and hypnotic dance can last as long as 8 hours. Take a look. More...

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Daragh Owens
Seahorse Tails Inspire Robotic Armor

Seahorse Tails Inspire Robotic Armor

The seahorse’s armored, prehensile tail has helped it survive for millions of years. The tail’s interlocking plate structure may help bio-engineers design a rugged robot arm. More...

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Discovery
Seahorses

Seahorses

How did the seahorse get its curiously curved shape? And what are scientists doing to protect these fragile ambassadors of ocean ecosystems? Watch these videos to find out. More...

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MarineBio.org
Simply Seahorses

Simply Seahorses

How much do you know about seahorses? Take this short 10-question quiz to find out. More...

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FunTrivia.com
Wild Seahorse Filmed for the First Time

Wild Seahorse Filmed for the First Time

About 150 million seahorses are sold each year for traditional medicine. The vulnerable West African seahorse is among them. Check out what might be the only video of this little-known species. More...

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National Geographic

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