Mar 15, 2009

Notes from the Sea

Did you know that seahorses are the only family in the animal kingdom in which the male gets pregnant and gives birth? Seahorses are some of the most enchanting and mysterious creatures in the ocean. They are also in trouble, struggling to survive in threatened habitats around the world—coral reefs, sea grass beds and mangrove forests.

With a head like a horse, a snout like an aardvark, a belly pouch like a kangaroo, and the ability to change colors like a chameleon, seahorses are anything but ordinary. That’s why it’s so important that we tell their story—and make a difference for their survival.
If you’d like to delve into the unique stories of leafy and weedy sea dragons, wild alligator pipefish, yellow seahorses and more, I suggest you join me and tune in to the webcast hosted by the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 3:00pm ET/noon Pacific time.
The webcast introduces a behind-the-scenes video preview of "The Secret Lives of Seahorses," the Monterey Bay Aquarium's newest special exhibition, which opens on April 6, 2009. The event is scheduled to be one of the largest and most diverse exhibits of seahorses in the country.
You’ll learn about some of the 15 species of seahorses, sea dragons, pipehorses and pipefish included in the exhibit, as well as how you can help protect the coral reefs, sea grass beds and mangrove forests that seahorses call home.

Here's how to tune in:
Register today for the webcast here. Once you register, you'll receive a confirmation e-mail, with a link to the webcast. On Friday, March 20 at noon Pacific time, just click the link and watch the webcast directly from your computer (and don't forget to turn on your volume). To get in on the conversation, just submit your questions at any time during the presentation.
See you there. Splash!


  1. Interesting! What are your connections with the Monterey Aquarium?

  2. None, really. I'm a supporter, occasional visiter and just plain in love with the place. Ci sei mai stata?

  3. Si, molte volte.

    When we lived in
    Southern California, Monterey was a nice weekend get away.

    These days, I get down to visit my children once or twice a year, travelling south all through California before landing in Los Angeles. Monterey, again, becomes a destination both going and coming back.

  4. Lola, i LOVE the Monterey Aquarium. And I love seahorses.I did know that fact because my Granma Rose used to have a small aquarium with them. As a child i would watch the male give birth, many little seahorses as small as an eyelash would pop out and begin swimming straight away. It was enchanting. Thanks for the great post!

  5. Lori, I'm glad you liked it. We philo-ocean people are so into this stuff... Ciao