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What are you thankful for? Last week our students were fortunate enough to catch a pair of dwarf seahorses (Hippocampus zosterae). We love catching these beautiful creatures because they serve as an indication of the health of the ecosystems in which they live. While observing with our students, we were able to witness the male seahorse giving birth! A truly magical moment for all involved. This pair of seahorses and their offspring were safely delivered back to the seagrass beds they call home. ?????? #EverydayNature #Florida #Bradenton #AnnaMariaIsland #SarasotaBay #CoquinaBayside #Estuary #BarrierIsland #Seagrass #WildlifeEarth #Nature #NaturesAcademy #Science #ScienceEducation #STEM #STEMLiteracyProject #OutdoorEducation #FieldTrips #NonProfit #Wildlife #OutdoorFieldTrips #TampaBay #LoveTampaBay #Seahorse #DwarfSeahorse #Vertebrate #Chordate

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Rachel training a new #teamseagrass volunteer. #citizenscience #seagrass #habitatmonitoring

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#seagrass fringing #nichuptelagoon #cancun . #highepiphyte #mexico

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#Repost @ejaynep (@get_repost) ˇˇˇ save the sea grass - save the dugong ???? #dugong #redsea #seagrass

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Estuarine seahorse (Hippocampus kudas) Closer inspection reveals that this individual could be yellow underneath the dark layer of sediments.We spotted this one clinging on to a tube worm case.it was about 10cm length wise. Hippocampus kudas is listed as "vulnerable" on the IUCN list. Here in Singapore,the species is threatened by over collection,coastal pollution and habitat loss. More info: Seahorses are actually fish which belong to Family Syngnathidae which includes pipefishes. They are primarily zooplankton feeders but will also feed on small crustaceans and even fish. they are capable of ingesting hundreds to even thousands of organisms daily.there is a need to constantly feed because they only possess a simple digestive system and no stomach.#nparksbuzz #sgbiodiversity #biodiversity #nparks #EarthCapture #naturephotography #nature #instanature #natgeowild #wildlife #ecology #intertidal #underwater #seacreatures #naturelovers #sea #marinelife #seahorse #wildlifephotography #seagrass #nature_perfection #photographersgram_feature #instagood #conservation #canon #canonglobal #singapore #iluvSG #canonsingapore #BBCEarth

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