29 May 2014

MORE unusual Tucson babies!

The Desert Museum is excited to announce the birth of Pacific Seahorse babies! There were approximately 300-400 born and they are residing off-exhibit in the Herpetology collections area. This is the FIRST seahorse birth at the Museum and they can not predict how many will survive as there tends to be a high mortality rate. The little ones are barely 1/4" long and very fragile! Welcome, aquarium babies!
Photo courtesy Camille Pons.

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  1. Thanks for posting this info Dianne! Just so you know the photo was taken by our General Curator, Stephane Poulin. I heard he took hundreds of photos trying to capture these teensie seahorses. Pretty amazing to see the male seahorse on exhibit giving birth...once in a lifetime!

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