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seahorse : any of a genus (Hippocampus of the family Syngnathidae) of small bony fishes that have the head angled downward toward the body which is carried vertically and are equipped with a prehensile tail — Webster

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Seahorse (also written sea-horse and sea horse) is the name given to 45 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus. Having a head and neck suggestive of a horse, seahorses also feature segmented bony armour, an upright posture and a curled prehensile tail. — Wikipedia

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  • Stranger sea things turning up off Nova Scotia...
    on August 7, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Lloyd Bond has been diving the waters of Nova Scotia for the last 20 years, often coming across flatfish, lobster and sea urchins that typically populate cooler northern climates.

  • Sea dragons captivate visitors at California...
    on May 24, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creature gliding through the water like something from a fairy tale.

  • New approach for determining conservation threat...
    on May 22, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    University of British Columbia researchers have found a new way to identify which marine species are threatened and what is threatening them, even if these species lack data, a new study published in the journal Conservation Biology shows.

  • 'Out of this world': Sea dragon exhibit opens in...
    on May 22, 2019 at 6:11 am

    At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creature gliding through the water like something from a fairy tale.

  • Despite export bans global seahorse trade...
    on February 28, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Many countries are engaged in a vast illegal and unrecorded international trade in seahorses, one that circumvents global regulations, according to new UBC study that has implications for many other animal species.