Let’s talk about some amazing facts about the Seahorse. The sea horse is a very special sea creature. And possess a lot of amazing characteristics that would wow anybody. Earlier we wrote about facts about the dead Sea that nothing can survive in. The sea horse is an animal that can survive in only selected aquatic bodies. Below are a list of Amazing facts about the Seahorse.
4. Imagine being able to look upwards and downwards at the same time, pretty impossible for a human,but the Seahorse can! The eyes of the sea horse can function independent of the other being able to look at two different directions at the same time.
5. In actual facts the Seahorse is actually a type of fish only named a sea horse because it looks like the horse. It’s skeleton is unlike most fishes, on the surface of its body, that is… The sea horse possesses an exo skeleton. Also unlike most fishes, the sea horse lacks scales. It only possesses a thin flesh stretched out on its exo skeleton.
7. Like chameleons, Seahorses can change colour. The seahorse escapes the attention of predators by developing long skin filaments and camouflage colouration to match the marine weed in which it lives. Within a matter of seconds it can changefrom grey or black to bright orange, vivid yellow or even deep plum..
8. Seahorses are bad swimmers.
Although they are fish,seahorses are not great swimmers. In fact, they Seahorses prefer to rest in one area, sometimes holding on to the same coral or seaweed for days. They beat their fins very quickly, up to 50 times a second, but they do not move quickly . with speed as low as 5ft per hour! They are very manueverable, however – and able to move up,down, forward or backward.