Saturday, September 02, 2006

Estuary Seahorse

I think this is an Estuary Seahorse, Hippocampus kuda (12-15cm), found between Dili Rock and Tasi Tolu at about 18 meters. These seahorses are supposedly found in small aggregations, so my guess is that they are more common along the coast than we first suspected. Having said that, this partularly individual responded to the name 'Whoa!' as did another estuary seahorse found a few weeks ago, leading to the scientific basis for the theory that they were, in fact, the same individuals.

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