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13 Stunning Photos From 10-Year Sea Census

Baby slipper lobster.

Beautiful sea horse. They mate for life and enact a daily courtship ritual involving dancing and changing colours. The male becomes pregnant!

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Which Mythical Being are You?

Sea horse, I had one of these once - wonderful and amazing that the males spurt thousands of baby sea horses from their stomach - awesome.

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Nature - Week 3 Gallery - National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

Gorgeous! A Male Leafy Sea Dragon laden with eggs.

Beautiful Colors "The fathers take care of the babies with seahorses. And the mom finds the food."

Seahorse, Hippocampus, with Babies it is actually the male seahorse that gives birth to the babies, the female deposits her eggs into the males pouch where he carries them and delivers them. They are delivered fully formed miniature seahorses. In this image you see them all in the water with the fully grown seahourse. When you see how many babies they have I am glad I’m not a seahorse!