No monsters here
According to the Ancient Greeks, seahorses were ‘hippocampus’ – or ‘horse sea monsters’!
But to us, seahorses are some of our most incredible ocean creatures. From teeny-tiny pygmy seahorses to greedy big-belly seahorses, you’ll find over 40 different species across the world.
Like lots of marine creatures, seahorses are under threat of extinction. Their homes are being polluted and destroyed. And every year, 150 million are killed for traditional medicines.
We’re helping fight back. You’ll learn how at our aquariums – and meet some of the rarest species around, like the weedy and leafy sea dragons!
Wow fact 1
Seahorses need to beat their dorsal fin over 50 times a second to swim. Wow!
Wow fact 2
Male seahorses carry and give birth to their young. Wow!
Wow fact 3
Nom, nom. Seahorses need to eat continuously to stay alive!