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!
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (:
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!ReplyDelete