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Friday, December 10, 2010

Sea Horses

When you first get in at the PPG Aquarium in Pittsburgh Zoo, you will be entertained with the collection of sea horses. It amazes me how their features naturally blends in with the rocks and sea weeds.

Take a look at this one. If you are not attentive enough, you would think that it is just one of the sea weeds.

I remember when I was a kid, my father would take home a sea horse if he finds one in the ocean and put it in a jar for us to see. Then we would let it go afterwards. Some people there collect and dried them for decoration.

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  1. We have a seahorse display at our local aquarium. Interesting little critters. (Where do you live in the Pittsburgh area? My husband's family moved to Mount Lebanon when he was 10 or 12, from Niagara Falls, and I attended the University of Pittsburgh for my early PhD work -- did not finish there but rather in Russia, but we spent about five years in new Kensington.)

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  2. Yes, the sea horses are beautiful and gentle creatures that are a welcome sight in any aquarium. It is just unfortunate that they are being hunted and dried in the Philippines to be sold to Chinese businessmen who use them as medical ingredients. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

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  3. How lovely, very enjoyable photos. I have an aquarium post too today.
    An English Girl Rambles

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  4. Such beautiful animals. Sad they are getting extinct.

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  5. What a great family blog! I love meeting Christian mama bloggers :) Thanks for adding me! I'm following you too :)

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  6. when i was a kid, i thought seahorses are mythical creatures.:p oh, this reminds me of my photos of seahorses at the Georgia Aquarium--will post those for WW.:p

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  7. Gorgeous - I first spotted seadragons at the Singapore aquariums. I thought they were so amazing and unusual.

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  8. it is my first time to see seahorse like this. the one i know is with coiled tail. thanks for sharing, tokaya.

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  9. beautiful shots...it's good thing to know that your father knows that we must not take their life-those sea horses...i think we must all know how to take care of them before they gone...thanks for sharing this...

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  10. Seahorses are very amazing creatures. Thanks for dropping by, Rose. It has ever happened flood here, but not often.

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  11. Aquariums are so relaxing to look at. I enjoyed having seahorses when I was young, they are so small and amazing to watch.

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  12. I've always thought sea horses were magical and mystical.

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  13. Ang cute naman nang sea horse na yan Rose. Haven't got my WW post yet but thanks for reminding me :)

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  14. Oh my goodness, this seahorse looks like a seaweeds. I think that is how they defend themselves camouflages themselves. Great shot Mommy Rose!
    Watery Wednesday

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