The Sea Horse : the Strangest-looking Creatures in the Ocean
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The Sea Horse : the Strangest-looking Creatures in the Ocean

One of the strangest-looking creatures in the ocean is the fish known as the sea horse. In fact, it is hard to imagine a creature more unlike a fish. The creature has been given its name because of the fact that its head is shaped very much like that of a horse, though many times smaller. It swims in an upright position, another thing that makes it different from ordinary fish. It does not have scales like other fish; instead, its body is covered in bony plates that form rings. It has a long tail that is curled at the tip. The tail of a sea horse is somewhat like that of a monkey because it can grasp water plants by wrapping its tail around them, just as a monkey holds onto the branch of a tree.

One of the strangest-looking creatures in the ocean is the fish known as the sea horse. In fact, it is hard to imagine a creature more unlike a fish. The creature has been given its name because of the fact that its head is shaped very much like that of a horse, though many times smaller. It swims in an upright position, another thing that makes it different from ordinary fish. It does not have scales like other fish; instead, its body is covered in bony plates that form rings. It has a long tail that is curled at the tip. The tail of a sea horse is somewhat like that of a monkey because it can grasp water plants by wrapping its tail around them, just as a monkey holds onto the branch of a tree.

When fully grown, sea horses measure between an inch and a foot (twelve inches) in length. There are about fifty species of sea horse. They all belong to the pipefish family. They can only survive in warm, temperate water, where they eat tiny shellfish. It is impossible to keep them in aquariums because they need a constant flow of fresh sea water and because the kind of shellfish they live on can only be obtained in the ocean.

Sea horses are not very strong swimmers. Most fish can swim with great speed and flexibility, the sea horse, however, moves very slowly. Sea horses do not have the usual type of fins that most fish have. Instead, they have just one fin on the back of their body. This enables them to have just one fin on the back of their body. This enables them to move slowly. Most of the time they prefer to float upright in the water with their tails wrapped around a sea plant. One reason why the sea horse cannot move quickly through water is the hard, bony plates that cover its body. These plates make it rather inflexible.

Since the sea horse cannot swim fast, it has special features that enable it to avoid its enemies. Other fish depend upon their speed to escape from enemies. The sea horse, however, hides in sea plants and seaweed, where its color and strange shape help to make it invisible. Some species can even change color to match the colors of the plants around them. The Australian sea horse, which is sometimes called the sea dragon because of its strange appearance, is covered in growths that look like leaves and are the color of seaweed. This helps to disguise it and to protect it when enemies are close by, for when it drifts along in a clump of seaweed it is almost invisible.

The eyes of the sea horse are also rather unusual. A sea horse can move one eye without moving the other. It can look backwards with one eye and forwards with the other, at the same time. This makes it easier for the sea horse to watch out for bigger fish that want to attack it.

The male sea horse has a pouch or pocket underneath its body. It is rather like the pouch of a kangaroo. The female sea horse puts its eggs in this pouch after about 45 days the eggs hatch, and the baby sea horses swim off by themselves. They are very tiny when they hatch for the first time and they are about three eights of an inch long. From then on they must look after themselves and search for their own food.

The sea horse is a fierce looking creature but in reality it but in reality it is completely harmless. In fact, it is one of the gentlest creatures found in the ocean. It does no harm to any other creature, yet it has to be on its guard against other sea creatures that are constantly looking for prey in the waters of the ocean.

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An amazing creature.

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