Friday, September 18, 2009

Saddle Up

We are pleased to say that the Seahorses that have been resident in Mango Bay for the past month or so are still alive and kicking. There were reports that one of them was seen floating lifeless, but we managed to find both the small one (max 5cm) and the larger one (approx 10cm)(pictured here).

A bit of info on Seahorses: Seahorses are actually fish (not horses) and are part of the same family as Pipefishes. They use camouflage to blend in with their surroundings, which is why they are so difficult to find in Mango Bay. They can change coulour to match the coral or whatever is around them. They usually feed on small crustaceans such as shrimps, which they hoover up using their long snouts.

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