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.