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Caballitos del Mar {Seahorses}

 Caballitos del Mar or Seahorses are one of my favorite sea creatures.  Aren't they just darling?  They like shallow and temperate waters just like I do! Oh and the males give birth to their young (the fry), aren't they thoughtful?
leafy sea dragon found in southern and western coasts of Australia
I think seahorses have regal qualities about them so I was excited to learn that each one has a coronet (a small crown) which is unique to each individual just like our fingerprints are unique to each human. 
I shot these pictures at the Monterey Aquarium and if you happen to head up to Monterey, check out the exhibit "The Secret lives of Seahorses".  It runs til August 2013.

10 comments

Beach House Living said...

I love seahorses too. Your right they do have a regal quality about them.

Love of the Sea said...

Great shots. They are so beautiful. Little gentle creatures. I love them too. Its interesting to learn that the males give birth.

p.s.Your camera takes awesome photos.

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

What lovely photographs...I haven't been to the Monterey Aquarium in years and years...must go visit again while the exhibition is running (I've been needing an excuse to head down to Cali any ways LOL!)

Have a beautiful week!

Ms. Givens said...

They are sweet!
I would love to see a Manta Ray someday.
Have you ever been to the Sea of Cortez? I want to go there someday.
Hope you are having a good day! Mine has been extra busy. :)

pam@ iLoveShelling said...

No way! I can't believe that leafy seahorse! So cool

Sarah B. said...

I love seahorses too, great pictures!

Everything Coastal said...

Weren't they simply fabulous? Tom and I went to the exhibit last fall, and just simply fascinated by these mysterious creatures -
Thanks for sharing Laura!

Caron

Patti Friday said...

They look so fragile and fun! How are you! Hugs.

La Dolfina said...

Your photos are amazing. I love seahorses and must go see this exhibit the next time I'm going down that way! Thanks Laura!

simpledaisy said...

so cute!!!
I love seahorses too:)