A Sea Change in Seahorse Taxonomy

Seahorses have seen a major shakeup overnight with the publication of a major revision to the group’s taxonomy. For about as long as we’ve known about them, these whimsical creatures have challenged our ability to accurately recognize their true species diversity,...

Rare Seahorse Caught On Video In Waters Off Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — When it comes to getting some much-need rain in the Southland, El Niño has been a letdown – at least so far. But as CBS2’s Jasmine Viel reports, the weather phenomenon may be responsible for pushing rare sea creatures into our waters. Diver Roger Hanson says he couldn’t believe what he found twice Sunday just off the Long Beach coast: a rare Pacific seahorse calmly gliding above the ocean floor in just a few feet of water. “I was shocked,” said Hanson. Hanson had last spotted the spiny curvaceous creature last month, but his determination to capture this seahorse on camera in the chilly water came with a price. “Once I saw the seahorse, I stayed out