Many thanks to KL Caley for this week’s Write Photo challenge. Find out more here
For visually challenged writers, the image shows a yellow seahorse bobbing along in the water.
I never realised how small sea horses were until I saw them in the oceanarium in Poole.
These tiny creatures are so graceful as they glide through the water, but if you don’t know they’re there, you can easily overlook them.
It is the male that nurtures the eggs to maturity, and after between 9 and 45 days he gives birth to an average of 100 to 1000 live young for most species (thank you WIKI (source)). When the ‘fry’ as they are called are born, they are on their own and it is not unusual for the male to mate again shortly afterwards.
Nature is wonderful. Thanks KL for such a lovely picture this week.