According to the Ancient Greeks, seahorses were ‘hippocampus’ – or ‘horse sea monsters’!
But to us, seahorses are some of our most incredible ocean creatures and you’ll find various different species across the aquarium. Like lots of marine creatures, seahorses are under threat of extinction. Their homes are being polluted and destroyed. And every year, 150 million are killed for traditional medicines.
• Seahorses need to beat their dorsal fin over 50 times a second to swim.
• Male seahorses carry and give birth to their young.
• Seahorses need to eat continuously to stay alive!
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