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Betcha Didn’t Know…

seahorseBetcha didn’t know…that it’s the MALE seahorse that gets pregnant and carries the babies.  According to Alison Scarratt, the curator of fishes at the Baltimore Aquarium,  “Seahorses are the only kind of animal in the world in which it’s the male that gets pregnant.”

The female injects eggs into the male, who has a pouch where the eggs are fertilized and nurtured until they’re born.

A seahorse, depending on the species, can deliver between 15 and 1,000 babies at a time and can deliver in the morning and get pregnant again in the afternoon. Then again, the delivery only takes half an hour.

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