Monterey Bay Aquarium Seahorse Exhibit

Monterey Bay Aquarium Leafy Sea Dragon

The seahorse exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is spectacular!  Over 15 species of seahorse are displayed – one of the nation’s largest collections. Seahorses have heads like horses, tails like monkeys, and pouches like kangaroos. The male seahorse carries eggs in his pouch.  After the eggs hatch, the babies stay in his pouch until they are old enough to swim away.  This picture shows a leafy sea dragon (closely related to seahorses and in the same family Synganthidae).  Male sea dragons carry eggs under their tails.  Everything in this picture is sea dragon, not seaweed!

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