The sea horse has an amazing life cycle that begins with the courtship dance. Once the courtship is complete, the female fills the male’s brood pouch with eggs. Baby sea horses grow in the male’s brood pouch, and as you can see in my illustration above, the male sea horse gives birth. Depending on the species, one birth can produce about 1,500 babies. What a fascinating fish!
Sea Horse Courtship Dance at the Monterey Bay Aquarium:[youtube http://youtu.be/zvGRVWGpdNg]
More Blog Posts About Sea Horses:
This post answers basic questions such as…
- Where do sea horses live?
- Why do they hide?
- How do they move?
- What do sea horses eat?
- What is the largest and smallest sea horse?
Recommended books and resources are on my Teacher/Student page.