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Fotografías asombrosas de Caballitos de Mar y Dragones de Mar

Publicado el 12 diciembre 2014 por Leoasi @leoasi
With a long face like a horse, they have an almost mythical appearance, but are far from immortal as none of the seahorse family are strong swimmers and they often die during storms. They excel at camouflage and many can change colors to hide themselves in their natural underwater surroundings. There are declining numbers as these creatures are used in Asian herbal medicines. Bizarrely, for seahorses, leafy and weedy sea dragons and even pipefish — a relative — males are responsible for childbearing. Here are some fun facts and sensational shots of these tiny “sea monsters” that are truly spectacular!
Phyllopteryxm Weedy Seadragon
Lined seahorse, Hippocampus erectus
Rainbow-colored seahorse
Leafy Seadragon in the Georgia Aquarium
 The Black-Sea seahorse is a rare sight in the shallow waters of Eforie-Sud
Leafy sea dragon in Atlanta Aquarium
Thorny Seahorse seen while diving Egypt
Seahorse at Oregon Coast Aquarium
Weedy seadragon in Cabbage Tree Bay, Sydney, Australia
Con una cara larga como un caballo, tienen un aspecto casi mítico, pero están lejos de ser inmortales, nadie de la familia de caballitos de mar son buenos nadadores y a menudo mueren durante las tormentas. Sobresalen en camuflaje y muchos pueden cambiar los colores y esconderse en su entorno natural bajo el agua. Hay una disminución del número ya que estas criaturas se utilizan en la medicina natural asiática. Curiosamente, los caballitos de mar y dragones de mar e incluso agujas de mar - un pariente - los machos son responsables de la maternidad. He aquí algunas fotos sensacionales de estos pequeños "monstruos marinos" que son realmente espectaculares!
Potbelly Seahorses at Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, TN
Thorny Seahorse
Leafy Seadragon & Weedy Seadragon
Lembeh Seadragon - Kyonemichthys Rumengani
Seahorses, frilly 'pipehorses' or leafy seadragons in Wilhelma zoo and botanical garden, Germany
Macro photography of a gray and of a yellow seahorse at Zurich Zoo
Sea dragons in love, Leafy seems to be in love with Weedy
Leafy Seadragons swim-dancing at Dallas Aquarium
Pygmy seahorse well-camouflaged to blend in with the soft coral around Cebu, Philippines
Ornate Ghostpipefish - Solenostomus paradoxus
Up close and personal with a leafy seadragon
Weedy seadragon, male weedy seadragon with eggs
Seahorse mating dance
Weedy seadragon, bizarrely appearing to fly through the water
Pot-bellied and Lined Sea horses
Toothless pipefish is snake-like and has a long, thin straight body and tail
Seahorse convention
Seahorse in Birch Aquarium
Illuminated Leafy Sea dragon
Juvenile Ornate Ghost PipeFish
Seahorse cluster, tail around head, and closeup of seahorse
Seahorses, Couple for life
Seahorse is the title given to 54 species of marine fish in the genus Hippocampu
Schultz's Pipefish - Corythoichthys schultzi - in Egypt
Stunning seahorses, seadragons, pygmy seadragon
Seahorse silhouette, in the shadows at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Scuba diving with a 'great seahorse'
Seahorse, master of disguise via camouflage and some change colors to blend into their environment
Pygmy Seahorse beautifully camouflage among soft coral in Cabilao island, Philippines
Kissing seahorses at the Montery Bay Aquarium
The leafy seadragon is protected by the Australian government
Entire family of Syngnathidae fish which includes seahorses, pipefishes, weedy seadragons and leafy sea dragons
Thorny Seahorse - Hippocampus jayakari - in Egypt. It can change color to blend in with its surroundings
As seen on night dive, pipefish kissing coral
Elusive seahorse
Potbelly seahorse and seahorse ultra closeup
Underwater photography, lined seahorse swimming near diving gear
Seahorse swimming into the blue

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