Papua New Guinea miniature seahorse on video


From British daily The Guardian about this video:

The pygmy seahorse of Papua New Guinea

This lovely video captures one of the nine miniature seahorse species known so far

Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society team were extremely fortunate to get an up-close look at this tiny coral reef resident in the waters of Papua New Guinea – a miniature seahorse!

Captured on film is one of the smallest vertebrates in the world – the pygmy seahorse. Living in the tropical waters of New Guinea and belonging to the same genus as their larger cousins but reaching a maximum size of about an inch, its no wonder that many of these miniature species have only been discovered within the last decade. Currently there are nine known species but, with scientists and divers exploring more reefs and making better observations, surely there will be more discoveries to come.

Hope for seahorses in Sydney Harbour, Australia: here.

Seahorses get new home: here.

The seahorse’s peculiar body shape is not just for show: it may be an adaptation for hunting prey: here.

Why do seahorses resemble horses? Here.

Female fish flaunt fins to attract a mate: here.

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