Meredith C. Swartwout, Ph.D. Candidate, Biological Sciences
Dried Mount Oceanic Specimen
Despite its resemblance to our equine friends, the Seahorse is not a horse, in fact, but a bizarre fish. Seahorses don’t swim very fast. They live in sea grass or aquatic vegetation, using their prehensile tails to hold on to the plants, and rely on camouflage, mimicking the vegetation that they live in to avoid predators. In seahorses, males are the ones who guard and take care of the young and carry them in a pouch on their belly, much like a mama kangaroo.
University of Arkansas Museum
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sea horse, fish, marine animal, zoology