How did Seahorses get their name? The Seahorse is called like this because its head resembles that of a horse. They are masters of camouflage and can quickly adapt to their natural environment in order to hide from their predators.
Seahorses are among the most endangered animal species. The decline in their population is mainly due to the massive destruction of their habitats and intensive fishing in the oceans, as they often end up as bycatch in the nets.
Things to Do:
- Watch the clever disguise of these creatures in their tank at SEA LIFE Oberhausen
- Find out why seahorses need a good water quality, space and a special diet
- Learn why seahorses are sensitive animals and e.g. react stressed on flash and on knocking on the windows
- Learn what is making SEA LIFE for the conservation of these animals worthy of protection