A Tiny Horse in the Water

A Pacific Seahorse, Hippocampus ingens, in an El Requeson rhodolith bed.

Some of the divers in MLML Baja Spring 2011’s class were fortunate enough to see a rare fish in Baja.  Out of the corner of my eye this fish was spotted – a Pacific Seahorse.  The females give birth and the males are the ones who take care of the babies in their brood pouch.  Good thing the males in some species do some of the parenting and give the ladies a break!