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Here at SEA LIFE we have successfully bred species of seahorse and pipefish. When we have babies these can sometimes be seen on the Behind the Scenes Tour!

Did you know that there are two species of Seahorse that can be found in the waters around the UK and Ireland?

The SEA LIFE Trust is working to protect seahorses and the habitats on which they depend.

Here at SEA LIFE we have successfully bred species of seahorse and pipefish. When we have babies these can sometimes be seen on the Behind the Scenes Tour!

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Here at SEA LIFE we have successfully bred species of seahorse and pipefish. When we have babies these can sometimes be seen on the Behind the Scenes Tour!

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Did you know that there are two species of Seahorse that can be found in the waters around the UK and Ireland?

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Did you know that there are two species of Seahorse that can be found in the waters around the UK and Ireland?

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The SEA LIFE Trust is working to protect seahorses and the habitats on which they depend.

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The SEA LIFE Trust is working to protect seahorses and the habitats on which they depend.

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Seahorses

You can find seahorses in oceans all over the world! There are over 50 species. Some live on coral reefs, others amongst mangrove roots and many live in seagrass meadows. Pygmy Seahorses are as tiny as your little finger nail, but Big-belly Seahorses will be even bigger than your hand!

 Their Ancient Greek name is Hippocampus, which means ‘horse sea monster’. But we don't think our seahorses are monsters at all!

 Unfortunately, seahorses are at risk of extinction due to the pollution and destruction of their habitat. 150 million seahorses are also captured and killed every year to use in traditional medicine.

SEA LIFE BANGKOK succeed in breeding Big-belly Seahorses and Zebra Snout.

A seahorse on the seabed

To swim, seahorses beat their dorsal fin 30-70 times a second!

Seahorse’s eyes can move independently of each other to help them spot food!

Seahorse’s tails are prehensile. That means they can use them to grip things like a monkey's tail! Seahorses hang onto seagrass or coral so they don't get swept away in the current.

A seahorse on the seabed

To swim, seahorses beat their dorsal fin 30-70 times a second!

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A seahorse on the seabed

To swim, seahorses beat their dorsal fin 30-70 times a second!

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Seahorse’s eyes can move independently of each other to help them spot food!

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Seahorse’s eyes can move independently of each other to help them spot food!

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Seahorse’s tails are prehensile. That means they can use them to grip things like a monkey's tail! Seahorses hang onto seagrass or coral so they don't get swept away in the current.

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Seahorse’s tails are prehensile. That means they can use them to grip things like a monkey's tail! Seahorses hang onto seagrass or coral so they don't get swept away in the current.

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Alligator Pipefish

Alligator Pipefish are masters of disguise; their slim, elegant bodies look just like the seagrasses and seaweeds in which they live.

Like Seahorses and Seadragons they prey on tiny plankton which they suck up food through their straw-like snouts at lightening speed.