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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