Seahorses

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Seahorses are a really unique. Their heads look the same as a horses.

A seahorse can develop to be around 14 inches or they are as little as half an inch! Perhaps the most amazing thing about sea horses is how the males are those who give birth to the young.

Before they strain they need to first court each other. This courtship often lasts for many days as they dance with one another. During this dance they may change colors. During the courtship dance they float side by side holding each others tails or occasionally they grip the identical piece of grass almost like their holding hands. After a very long time doing so they then participate in the actual courtship dance. This dancing often lasts 8 hours ! In this dance the seahorse pushes water to his egg pouch until it opens up from the pressure building inside once the female sees he is not pregnant she lays eggs as they hook up their snouts together and start to drift. In this time his body begins to swell from the countless eggs while her body starts to thin.

The man then gives off semen that ferments the eggs at which stage he shuts his pouch. He then starts to feed his many kids. In this period he gives them the exact hormones that are responsible for infant milk. In this time she visits him every morning for around 6 minutes.

They do not care for their children after arrival however since the man keeps them safe until their born (instead of just placing the eggs and leaving) the survival rate is greater (though only 5 percent ).

Sea horses despite their efficient methods of reproduction are fairly weak creatures. They can not swim very well and have an extremely inefficient digestion systems. They’ve no stomach so that it is significantly harder for them to get nutrients and keep nutrients so that they need to eat a lot. However they get very tired very quickly while swimming making it more difficult to run away from predators and access to fresh food resources. They eat by placing their snouts onto stones and sucking up nutrients.

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