Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Seahorses at Birch Aquarium

Greg and I visited the Scripps Birch Aquarium ( a few weeks ago. The trip made me hungry for a tour of the nation's greatest aquariums!
My favorite exhibit were the seahorses. I've never seen seahorses before. I didn't realize they came in so many shapes and sizes! They truly are magical wonders of the ocean.
Did you know?
Seahorses are the only species on Earth where the male carries the unborn young.
A seahorse can consume over 3,000 brine shrimp per day (they love copepods and mysis too).
They are fairly defenseless and poor swimmers, preferring to hide among grasses and seaweed near reef beds (which they cling to with their tails).

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