Our Pupils' blogs
Sunday, 16 September 2018
when under stress. They have the ability to rapidly change color to blend in with their environment.
During courting, which can last for days,
seahorses link tails
and float for hours.
A pregnant male seahorse has many of the same hormones as pregnant mammals do.
Every seahorse has a
coral net on it’s head
. No two are alike, like human fingerprints.
Seahorses are so bony they don’t have many predators.
Penguins are the main natural predator
. The main concern for seahorses are humans who harvest them for trinkets, medicine, and food.
Seahorses can die from exhaustion from swimming in rough waters.
Male seahorses use their tails to fight
during mating season. Females never fight males, just other females. This is usually for territory or food.
Seahorses don’t have teeth or a stomach. Due to a fast digestion process, they are almost constantly eating.
Most of their lives are spent eating or sleeping
Males and females dance for their mates and change color once a day, sort of like a greeting. They ignore each other the rest of the day.
Seahorses live for
one to five years
. Larger seahorses live longer than smaller ones.
MR. SEAHORSE by Eric Carle
Wednesday, 12 September 2018