Sea Side Ocean Finds – Sea Horse

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Seahorses
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Hippocampus

Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishesin the genus Hippocampus. “Hippocampus” comes from theAncient Greek word hippos meaning “horse” and kampos meaning “sea monster”.[2] The word “seahorse” can also be written as two separate words (sea horse), or hyphenated (sea-horse).[3] Having a head and neck suggestive of a horse, seahorses also feature segmented bony armour, an upright posture and a curledprehensile tail.[4]

Spiny seahorse H. histrixfrom East Timor holding on to soft coral with its prehensile tail

 

via Wikipedia

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I remember going to the shore and walking, beach combing as it were and finding a plant spine of some kind that had a series of disks going down it that were see through and inside each disk were maybe 10 sea horses about a 1/4 inch long.  Those plants were everywhere in those days  washed  up all over the beach.  If anything was alive we would throw it back into the ocean the dried up treasures were our!!! They were pure white.

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