The Beautiful Seahorses

If you have been reading my blog for awhile you already know that I can spend a whole day in the Seas with Nemo & Friends. I get lost watching the activity in the aquariums. I am not just talking about the big one. Make sure you send some time visiting the small tanks to get a close up look at some amazing animals. On this day the Seahorses where enjoying a meal and putting on a great show.

There are 35 different species of seahorses, that range in size from 6 to 12 inches. They are a variety of colors like white, yellow, red, brown, black, grey spotted or banded. Their unusually appearance brings they such mystique. They have the head of a horse, the snout of a aardvark, spines like a puffer fish, the pouch of a kangaroo, eyes of a lizard, a monkey's tail and armor plated body of a stegosaurus. Come on don't you see it?

They can change colors rapidly. The tail will anchor them to some coral or seaweed. They do not actually swim but glide by use of their dorsal fin which beats 20 to 30 times a second.

Spend some time with this creatures and you will be enchanted.




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