Thursday, April 14, 2016

Alicia's Aquarium Journal - April 14

One of the small sea creatures here at the aquarium is the seahorse. The seahorse is a bit unusual.
Seahorse Facts
They are very pool swimmers and are usually found with their prehensile tail wrapped around something stationary.
The male carries the eggs in his pouch until they hatch.
Seahorses pair for life.
They have excellent eyesight and their eyes work independently one each side of their head. They can look forwards and backwards at the same time!
Their thin snout can reach into narrow openings to find food.
They suck food up through their snout like a vacuum cleaner.
Seahorses eat small crustacea. An adult eats 30 - 50 times a day!
Baby seahorses are known as fry and when they are born are totally on their own.
Seahorses change color very quickly and can match any surroundings, even red.