13 Aug '12, 6pm

20 Incredible Seahorse Pics

20 Incredible Seahorse Pics

Take a look at this lined seahorse in close-up. Notice the little fin on the back? It’s the seahorse’s dorsal fin, and if it doesn’t look like it would be very effective for swimming, that’s because it isn’t! Seahorses may be fish, but they’re bad swimmers. They need to flutter those fins at about 35 times per second to move, and not surprisingly, they can die of exhaustion when they try to keep swimming in bad conditions. No wonder they choose to spend most of their time anchored to one spot; we would, too!

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