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What to Expect From an Expecting Seahorse

Although it's well known that seahorses and their cousins the pipefish are the only vertebrates where males become pregnant, researchers have only begun to understand how this unique adaptation works. By studying the ...

Pygmy Seahorses: Masters of vibrantly-colored coral camouflage

The vibrant colors of thumbnail-sized Pygmy Seahorses have always been aligned with the brilliant oranges or purples of the Gorgonian sea fan corals that they're found camouflaged with, but until biologists at San Fra...

PancakeBot: Drawing a Sea Horse

PancakeBot is a machine that Miguel Valenzuela made for his daughters Lily and Maia out of LEGO Mindstorms, LEGO bricks and two ketchup bottles. He has since toured Maker Faires around the globe, hoping to inspire kid...

Seahorse’s Armor Gives Engineers Insight Into Robotics Designs

What can we learn from a tiny seahorse that might help us make stronger robotics or armor in the future? UCSD Materials Science Ph.D. student Michael Porter explains what his team has learne...

Two weedy seadragons dance into the night

From the BBC’s Life series, two weedy seadragons dance into the night:  Living off the coast of south Australia, weedy seadragons (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) are the only known species along with sea horses ...

Robust Ghost Pipefish camouflage

This isn't sea grass. This is a robust ghost pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus) that's camouflaged in reef plant life. The video above was taken at a Gili Trawangan dive resort in Lombok, Indonesia. Plus, there's mo...

Ornate Ghost Pipefish

Meet the Ornate Ghost Pipefish. A relative of seahorses, they are brilliantly colored and beautifully distinctive. This video needs to be seen full screen. The Ornate Ghost Pipefish or Solenostomus paradoxus is ...