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Fact of the Day: Pygmy Seahorse

Can you spot the pygmy seahorse? (Credit: Steve Childs)

What is one inch long, matches the corals in which it primarily lives, and has a prehensile tail?

You guessed it (or read the title of today’s FOTD)- a pygmy seahorse!

Pygmy sea horses are less than an inch long and are really well camouflaged to match the gorgonian corals they inhabit.  These tiny seahorses use their prehensile tails to sturdy themselves and further blend into their surroundings for protection. 

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