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  Seahorse Organisation. Keeping and Breeding Seahorses in the home aquarium.
Created in January 2001, Seahorse.org provides the most up-to-date information on seahorses, with a strong focus on keeping them in the home aquarium responsibly.
Seahorses: Frequently Asked Questions section is up and running.
Our comprehensive Library is full of articles relating to seahorse care in the home aquarium.
www.seahorse.org   (0 words)

  
  KiteCD - Animals - fish, seahorse
And hobbyists with aquariums often purchase seahorses, only to discover that they are difficult to keep alive particularly since they require a constant live food source and are prone to disease.
The life span of a seahorse in the wild is not known, but it is thought to be about 1-4 years.
Although most seahorses select a partner for life, some species of female sea horses who have more eggs than the male’s pouch will can carry, will search for a second male to carry the rest of her eggs.
members.aol.com /KiteCD2/an_FSeahorse.htm   (1193 words)

  
  SDNHM - Hippocampus ingens (Seahorse)
Seahorses are found in shallow temperate and tropical waters, around shallow reefs, seagrasses, and mangroves, using its prehensile tail to cling on plants, corals, gorgonians, or sponges.
In seahorses, the female uses her ovipositor to deposit her eggs in the male's brood pouch where they are fertilized and remain until hatched.
Seahorses are exploited for traditional medicines and as aquarium fishes, and their habitats are among the most threatened marine environments.
www.oceanoasis.org /fieldguide/hipp-ing.html   (295 words)

  
 Chesapeake Bay Program - Lined Seahorse
This capacity also is defensive and helps to protect the seahorse from predators such as rays and tuna, birds, crabs and sea turtles, or from humans, who harvest seahorses for medicines, aquaria or souvenirs.
Although seahorses are not technically endangered, conservationists are concerned over the loss of the seagrass meadows that form their primary habitat through natural storms and human disturbance, such as trawling, dredging and pollution.
Seahorses are also at great risk of being harvested for aquaria (where they generally die of disease), souvenirs and in some cultures, for medicines.
www.chesapeakebay.net /info/lined_seahorse.cfm   (867 words)

  
 NOVA Online | Kingdom of the Seahorse
Welcome to the companion Web site to the NOVA program "Kingdom of the Seahorse," originally broadcast on April 15, 1997.
This program joins Amanda Vincent, the world's leading seahorse biologist, in Australia and the Philippines as she explores the secret lives of these extraordinary fish and launches innovative efforts to help them thrive once again.
Part of what makes seahorses fascinating is that the males give birth.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/seahorse   (127 words)

  
  p2 Seahorse Keeping
Seahorse are vulnerable to many fungal, bacterial and parasitic ailments and infestations and few seahorses ever recover from a serious illness.
Seahorses should be inspected every day for changes in their health and any ailment treated immediately; one seahorse's illness usually hits all seahorses in the tank very quickly.
Seahorses surprisingly, need not be considered very delicate when treating their ailments and can be subjected to reasonably strong cures...
www.seahorse-nw.com /p2_Seahorse_Keeping.html   (1412 words)

  
  Seahorse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Seahorses are marine fish belonging to the genus Hippocampus of the family Syngnathidae.
In heraldry, a seahorse is depicted as a creature with the foreparts of a horse and the hindparts of a fish.
The seahorse is prominent in the logo of Waterford Crystal and the logotype of illustrator W.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seahorse   (855 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Habitat and range: Seahorses are found in most of the world’s temperate and tropical coastal waters: Indo-Australia; the Atlantic coasts of Europe, Africa, and North America; and the Pacific coast of North America (from about 45 degrees North to 45 degrees south latitude).
Physical Characteristics: A seahorse is a bony fish and is classified in the same family as pipefishes, sea dragons, and pipehorses.
Seahorse habitats are among the most threatened in the world due to pollution, shoreline alteration, and destructive fishing methods.
www.colszoo.org /animalareas/shores/seahrse.html   (597 words)

  
 White's Seahorse, Hippocampus whitei
Seahorses are beautiful fishes with some remarkable adaptations including hard bony armour on the body, a prehensile tail (which can be used for holding on), binocular vision, excellent camouflage and a most unusual mode of reproduction.
Seahorses in general are known for their ability to change colour depending upon their habitat, what they have eaten, and also as part of courtship and 'greeting rituals'.
Feeding in seahorses is very specialised and involves a rapid upward movement of the head, a lowering of the floor of the mouth, (which increases its volume), and opening of the mouth.
www.amonline.net.au /fishes/students/focus/hippocampus.htm   (1035 words)

  
 Seahorses and pipefishes (Syngnathidae) - characteristics, ecology and range, behavior
Seahorses are capable of rapid color transformations to blend with their surroundings.
Seahorses are monogamous and during the mating period they engage in a lengthy courtship.
The male seahorse carries the eggs in a brood pouch where they are fertilized and incubated until they hatch.
www.starfish.ch /reef/seahorse.html   (546 words)

  
 ADW: Hippocampus erectus: Information
One of the complications of seahorse birth is that some of the unhatched seahorses may die within the pouch before birth, and this soon results in the formation of gas.
Seahorses are considered a powerful aphrodisiac and are used to treat an array of ailments including asthma, impotence, infertility, throat infections and lethargy.
Seahorse populations in the wild could vanish if they continue to be exploited for traditional Chinese medicines, the aquarium trade, and as tourist curios.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Hippocampus_erectus.html   (1084 words)

  
 White's Seahorse, Hippocampus whitei
Seahorses are beautiful fishes with some remarkable adaptations including hard bony armour on the body, a prehensile tail (which can be used for holding on), binocular vision, excellent camouflage and a most unusual mode of reproduction.
Seahorses in general are known for their ability to change colour depending upon their habitat, what they have eaten, and also as part of courtship and 'greeting rituals'.
Feeding in seahorses is very specialised and involves a rapid upward movement of the head, a lowering of the floor of the mouth, (which increases its volume), and opening of the mouth.
www.austmus.gov.au /fishes/students/focus/hippocampus.htm   (1035 words)

  
 The Knysna seahorse - a curious, legendary African fish
Seahorses are thought to have evolved at least 40 million years ago and have survived from ancient times with only very small changes in body structure or organ function.
Seahorses are unique in appearance, resembling an amalgamation of body parts taken from numerous animals: a horse-like head, a monkey-like prehensile tail, chameleon-like eyes and insect-like body armor.
Seahorses have no stomachs or teeth and are therefore unable to store large meals or chew their food.
www.scienceinafrica.co.za /2002/september/seahorse.htm   (1285 words)

  
 Seahorse - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Seahorses are, despite what many reading this article would expect, nothing to do with horses.
Appropriately, seahorses are a vortex of dryness in an otherwise wet and hostile environment.
Interestingly enough, the seahorse was originally employed by prostitutes as a crude form of contraceptive, due to the fact a skillfully inserted one would prevent any offensive liquids reaching the point of fruition.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Seahorse   (412 words)

  
 BBC - Science & Nature - Animals - Children's Zone - Amazing Animals - Seahorse
Seahorses are the 'new men' of the oceans.
The tiny seahorses are then on their own and have to fend for themselves.
Seahorses choose just one partner during their lifetime and are slow to find another mate if their first partner disappears or dies.
www.bbc.co.uk /nature/reallywild/amazing/seahorse.shtml   (302 words)

  
 Seahorse   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The seahorse belongs to the family Syngnathidae, which also includes its closest relative, the pipefish In contrast to a pipefish which is long and cylindrical in appearance and swim horizontally, the seahorse has a more compressed body form and swims in a vertical position.
Its food consists of plankton, tiny plants and animals, that are brought to the seahorse by passing currents.
As seahorses suck in their food, a snapping sound can be heard during their feeding.
www.aquariumofniagara.org /aquarium/seahorse.htm   (315 words)

  
 Male pregnancy: seahorse style!
Since it is the male that becomes pregnant and gives birth to the live baby seahorses, it would seem logical that the female seahorses compete amongst themselves for male partners to care for their eggs.
Male seahorses compete with each other to become pregnant for three weeks (during which time they cannot move around to search for the best food), go through 72 hours of labour and exhausting final contractions to release up to 200 baby seahorses.
Seahorses are unique in appearance, resembling an amalgamation of body parts taken from numerous animals: a horse-like head, a monkey-like prehensile tail, chameleon-like eyes and insect-like body armour, but they are, however a peculiar species of fish equipped with a backbone, (unusual grape-like) gills, swim bladder and fins.
www.scienceinafrica.co.za /2003/february/shorse.htm   (744 words)

  
 seahorses - keeping and breeding
The female seahorse "docks" with the mid part of its body to the opening of the males pouch and fills in orange coloured eggs.
Seahorse babies in the moment of birth are only a few millimeters in size, but they already look like real seahorses.
The affinity of seahorses to objects not available in nature is interesting: They for example really love a normal thermometer in my tank giving them a perfect hold for their tail.
www.seahorses.de /seahorses.htm   (1337 words)

  
 Barbour's seahorse, Hippocampus barbouri
Seahorses are such masters of camouflage divers rarely see them, yet they are distributed worldwide in all but the coldest seas.
Seahorses may have texture and colors so similar to their surroundings they are nearly invisible, and their slow, careful movements enhance their ability to remain unseen.
Most seahorse species are under threat, primarily due to their frequent use in traditional Chinese medicine.
www.divegallery.com /seahorse_page1.htm   (432 words)

  
 Seahorses of the Chesapeake at The Calvert Marine Museum
Seahorses are fish, complete with gills, fins, and a swim-bladder (used to keep a fish buoyant).
Seahorses in the Chesapeake Bay are often found hanging on crab pots, an unlikely place and a little hard to camouflage to, but since the decline of the grasses found here, seahorses haven’t had much of a choice.
Seahorses are often swept away in tides or currents and preyed upon by crabs, fish, and humans.
www.calvertmarinemuseum.com /seahorses.htm   (1125 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Mister Seahorse: Books: Eric Carle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Seahorse is not the only fish father (we might think of him as a house husband) in his watery world - there's also Mr.
Seahorse as he approaches single fishies hiding in seaweed, behind coral reefs, and in small patches of reeds.
Seahorse's eggs hatch and as one of his little offspring attempts to go back to the pouch he remarks affectionately, "I do love you, but now you are ready to be on your own".
www.amazon.com /Mister-Seahorse-Eric-Carle/dp/0399242694   (2095 words)

  
 Project Seahorse | FAQ
Seahorses are members of the family Syngnathidae from the Greek words syn, meaning together or fused, and gnathus, meaning jaws.
Seahorses are masters of camouflage, changing colour and growing skin filaments to blend in with their surroundings.
Seahorses and their relatives, the pipefish, are used to treat a variety of illnesses, from asthma and arteriosclerosis, to incontinence and impotence.
seahorse.fisheries.ubc.ca /faq.html   (1544 words)

  
 Seahorse Trade   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Seahorses are shipped in such large numbers that it is even impossible to make an educated estimate of the quantity.
The main meal for the seahorse is shrimp, which they after gather as the swing by their tails from blades of seagrass.
If the supply, and thus the trade, of seahorses were to decline significantly then it would effect both consuming and producing nations, especialy nations such as the Philippines who depend heavily on their seahorse trade.
www.american.edu /TED/SEAHORSE.HTM   (1345 words)

  
 ANIMAL BYTES - Seahorses
Seahorses are elongate with rigid body armor and swim upright.
Seahorses are well camouflaged among the relatively tall eelgrasses and seaweeds in which they make their homes.
A seahorse often moors itself in the water by curling its prehensile tail around seagrass and coral branches.
www.seaworld.org /animal-info/animal-bytes/animalia/eumetazoa/coelomates/deuterostomes/chordata/craniata/osteichthyes/syngnathiformes/seahorses.htm   (345 words)

  
 Seahorse   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A seahorse is a type of fish that is closely related to the pipefishes and belonging to the scientific family Syngnathidae.
The longsnout seahorse Hippocampus reidi and the Northern seahorse Hippocampus erectus live in the Caribbean region of the Western Atlantic.
Seahorses make their homes out of eelgrasses and seedweeds in which they are camouflaged.
www.ohs.osceola.k12.fl.us /teachers/animals/atseahorse/atseahorse.html   (184 words)

  
 Seahorse Fathers Take Reins in Childbirth   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Seahorses, which range from less than an inch to a foot (one to 30 centimeters) in length, have evolved a series of unusual adaptations—a prehensile tail for clinging to underwater vegetation, a tubelike mouth for sucking in tiny crustaceans, and protective bony plates in their skin.
No statistical data on seahorse populations is available because relatively little research on seahorses has been done until recently, but fishers have reported a decline in the number and size of seahorses they catch, according to a network of scientists from various institutions who conduct research under a program called Project Seahorse.
Seahorses are valued in some cultures for aphrodisiac properties and as cures for respiratory ailments, incontinence, heart disease, and other illnesses.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2002/06/0614_seahorse_recov.html   (896 words)

  
 BOT- SeaHorse FAQ
The SeaHorse is capable of carrying an additional payload of 11 lbs in-water weight, beyond the typical SeaHorse sensor package.
However, the SeaHorse must be constrained to the top 200m of the mooring.
This is accomplished by shackling a 200m length of SeaHorse mooring wire to the top of a second length of mooring wire.
www.brooke-ocean.com /faq-seahorse.html   (739 words)

  
 6000tigers's Page on Seahorses
The seahorse has the eyes of a lizard which mean one eye looks left while the other eye looks right.
The tube-shaped snout lent to the sea horse by the aardvark is its mouth.
The seahorse opens and closes its jaw in a rapid snapping movement while lowering the floor of its mouth to increase volume.
www.geocities.com /rainforest/canopy/7897/page2.html   (1148 words)

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