|Finally, a few of the largest seahorses made it into the large exhibit|
across from the electric eel on Level 3!
Let's take a walk down memory lane to see how these amazing creatures have grown over the past few months! Here's a collection of pictures of the baby seahorses, starting with newborn pictures from last September.
|September (squeee!): Newborn seahorses float around their small exhibit around the corner from their parents|
|October: Still free floating but getting bigger|
|December: Their tails are stronger and grabbing onto the habitat added to their exhibit|
|Early January: Coloration getting much darker|
|Late January: Starting to look like tiny adults!|
|March: The seahorses started eating frozen mysid shrimp and grew by leaps and bounds. |
They were just weeks away from joining the adults!
|April: A few of the babies were added to the large exhibit finally! You can tell the young ones from the adults |
in the exhibit because the youngsters are smaller, obviously, and they are much lighter in color.
Watching the babies grow has been an absolute treat this winter. Be sure to come visit to see these youngsters before they're all grown up!
|For comparison, here's an adult lined seahorse.|
If you liked this post, here a couple more posts you might enjoy:
- See video of the newborn seahorses.
- Read about that time the dwarf seahorses had babies in the exhibit
- Check out some of the other impossibly tiny animals you might find at the Aquarium.