Thursday, July 15, 2010

Seahorses


 
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My grandson loved watching the Lined Seahorses at the Georgia Aquarium. The sign next to their tank said that seahorses are disappearing due to overharvesting and that we should avoid buying seahorses for any purpose unless they are cultured or certified as sustainably collected. Seahorses are true fish, with a backbone, gills and scales. The male seahorse incubates eggs in a pouch just below its abdomen. Seahorses grow to a maximum size of 7.5 inches or 19 cm.

21 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

They are beautiful, I imagine how enchanted your grandson is there by so lovely critters!
Cute pictures!
Léia

mbkatc230 said...

What cute pictures, he really looks enthralled. Sad about them being over harvested, I had no idea. They are such fascinating little creatures. Kat

Jim Klenke said...

I remember seeing seahorses in stores when I was a kid, but they were always very small looking.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Seahorses are one of those great mysteries to me and I just love'em.

Birdman said...

The excitement of 'wonder' captured here.

Halcyon said...

Very cool! I wonder how those guys swim.

Ms. Moon said...

Seahorses are proof of great magic.

Small City Scenes said...

Will the wonders never cease. What great fun you and your grandson are having. MB

B SQUARED said...

When I dove in the Keys, I used to see them all the time. Fascinating to watch.

JM said...

Sea Horses are such fragile and fascinating creatures. The school of upside down fish is also wonderful.

Louis la Vache said...

When «Louis» was your grandson's age, he was fascinated with seahorses, too. As Halcyon wrote - how DO they swim?

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Clytie said...

I love these aquarium pictures with your grandson. So very, very sweet!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Another memorable experience for the little ones. It goes without saying that they will be interested in the animals of the ocean.

Got a recipe for Fat Lady Recipes yet?

Carol said...

Great photos of your grandson at the aquarium. So clear inside the tank, great capture.

Jacob said...

Unlike BS, I can't remember ever seeing them in the wild. Love the photos...you captured the rapture on your grandson's face very well!

Rambling Round said...

Fascinating! You got such great photos at the aquarium.

VP said...

I can't remember when I first saw these creatures, but I'm sure it was in an aquarium.

gogouci said...

I love watching the seahorses too!

Kaori said...

Great photos! I've never seen seahorses outside the aquarium...I hope they're protected :-) They are so cute and fun to watch!

Lisa Wilson said...

I've only seen them in aquariums and they are so cool! I didn't know about the overharvesting, but I'm not surprised.