Seahorses!

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Seahorses!

Of almost 30 seahorse species, three are found in the Gulf of Mexico – lined, longsnout, and dwarf – yet none are common.

The male seahorse carries growing young in his belly pouch. During mating, the female places her eggs in his pouch where they are fertilized by his sperm.

To rest and hunt, seahorses curl their tails around items in their habitats – seagrasses, mangroves, coral reefs, and estuaries – all sensitive to pollution and debris. Maintaining healthy environments will help seahorses thrive.