Fathers Day Comes Early At The Tennessee Aquarium

By Francis Yupangco 6 years agoNo Comments


The Tennessee Aquarium has been observing some of the seahorses in the tank who appeared to be pregnant. Whats interesting about this species is that Male Dwarf Seahorses are the ones who actually give birth. The Dwarf Seahorse, whose scientific name is ‘Hippocampus zosterae’,are among some of the smallest seahorse species, with full size adults growing up to only one inch in length. Since these species are so small, aquarium workers have kept their eyes out for the species/ Just last Thursday, Aquarium workers saw the tiny baby seahorses, about the size of a grain of rice, swimming in the aquarium tank. These tiny new babies come just in time for Fathers Day 2015. MORE

  Fish, Science

 Francis Yupangco

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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