Facts about seahorses
The seahorse is a small species of vertebrate that is found in the tropical shallows and temperate waters around the world.
- There are about 40 known species.
- Seahorses prefer to swim in pairs with their tails linked together.
- They swim upright and avoid predators by mimicking the colour of underwater plants.
- Seahorses spend their time bobbing in the sea grasses and coral reefs and due to their colourings, seahorses are able to camouflage themselves pretty effectively into the aquatic plants and larger coral so as to hide from their predators.
- Seahorses are monogamous and mate for life.
- The male seahorse is the one that actually carries the eggs before they hatch.
Aren’t they beautiful?! There is something so magical about them.