Orange Longsnout Seahorse, Hippocampus reidi

by | Apr 18, 2016 | Fish, Reef, Science | 0 comments

Good morning readers, how is your week treating you??   I have another beautiful little seahorse for you all today which is for sure the #1 creature on the “find list” for just about any diver in these waters. This pale-orange wonder was around three inches in length and was wrapped around a gorgonian, eating little mysis shrimp one at at a time. Mysis are tiny little swimming shrimp that seem to be the food of choice for hundreds of baby fish and creatures and can be found everywhere on the reef in big schools but they are so small and see-thru one can hardly find them. If you were to sit and watch this seahorse it would move around quite a bit from one gorgonian arm to another in search of the perfect feeding spot and in the course of an hour could cover a wide area MORE


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