Seahorses Are Super-Predators – An Awesome Video

IT MAY BE EXCITING TO FIND SEAHORSES ON DIVES – but watching them is like watching grass grow. They’re inept swimmers, so they rarely swim unless they have to.  But it turns out that seahorses are super-predators, more than 90 percent effective at bagging their prey – mostly tiny shrimp and copepods. WHY SEAHORSES ARE SUPER-PREDATORS – ANATOMY & SPEED One study using high-speed video to record seahorses’ movements found that the seahorse’s curved-body architecture

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Pygmy Seahorses:  Find them if You Can

PYGMY SEAHORSES (HIPPOCAMPUS BARGIBANTI) are small, fragile creatures of the Indo-Pacific, amazing in their ability to blend in with the colorful sea fans they spend their lives on. The question was: Do they choose the sea fan to match their color or do they acclimate to match the host sea fan’s color? Watch this awesome video from the equally amazing folks at Deep Look to find out – and learn a lot about pygmy seahorses

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Seahorses’ Shape Gives Them an Edge

IF YOU’VE EVER OBSERVED A SEAHORSE, its tail wrapped around a sea rod or some other feature, its demeanor would seem to suggest lethergy and a wish that you would just go away. THERE’S CUNNING IN THAT CURVE    In reality, odd-shaped fishes as seahorses are, their curved bodies and horse-shaped head-and-neck anatomy give them an edge over their straight-shaped pipefish cousins by increasing the speed and distance with which they can capture prey (mostly

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Seahorses – Inept and Really Good at What They Do

FINDING A SEAHORSE IS PRETTY MUCH ON EVERY DIVER’S WISH LIST. But if you’ve ever watched one after you found it, your reaction very likely was, “Now what?” Mostly, actually watching seahorses seems like watching paint dry. They seem to just sit there looking bored, attached to a gorgonian or something and wishing you would go away. And, they’re notoriously bad swimmers, among the worst in the ocean. On the outside, they’re cute, unique and inept.

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