Sea Horses

Divers out with Captain Jeff, of the Ladyhawke, a beautifully upgraded yacht originally owned by the director of the movie by the same name, spotted Sea Horse’s on a reef of the Sea of Cortez.

The Sea of Cortez is home to a diverse array of marine life, including several species of seahorses. Seahorses are small, marine fish that are named for their unique appearance, which resembles that of a horse.
There are several species of seahorses that can be found in the Sea of Cortez, including the Pacific Seahorse, and the Pygmy Seahorse. These seahorses can be found in shallow waters along the coast, as well as in deeper waters offshore.

Seahorses are fascinating creatures that have unique characteristics and behaviors. They are known for their ability to change color to blend in with their surroundings and their distinctive method of reproduction, in which the male seahorse carries the eggs in a pouch on his belly until they hatch.

Amanda Vincent, Ph.D., was the 2021 Winner of the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Vincent is the preeminent authority on seahorse ecology and conservation. A self-proclaimed “ocean optimist,” Vincent, a professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at The University of British Columbia, where she directs Project Seahorse, was the first biologist to study seahorses in the wild, document their extensive trade and establish a project for their conservation. Unfortunately, seahorses are threatened by habitat destruction, and their populations are in decline in other parts of the world, but for the present, they seem to be doing just fine in the Sea of Cortez.

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