Seahorses

Mysteries of the Oceans

Author: Catherine Wallis

Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781593730390

Category: Nature

Page: 80

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Explores the science and the mythology, the biology and behavior, and beauty and mystery of the unique and dazzling seahorse.

Seahorses

Author: Twig C. George

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 9780822533900

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

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Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitats of different species of seahorses, sea dragons, and pipefish, through simple text and photographs.

Seahorses

A Life-Size Guide to Every Species

Author: Sara A. Lourie

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022633855X

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Absolutely captivating creatures, seahorses seem like a product of myth and imagination rather than of nature. They are small, elusive, and are named for their heads, which are shaped like miniature ponies with tiny snouts. They swim slowly upright by rapidly fanning their delicate dorsal fin, coil their tails to anchor themselves in a drift, and spend days in a dancing courtship. Afterward, it is the male who carries the female’s eggs in his pouch and hatches the young. Seahorses are found worldwide, and they are highly sensitive to environmental destruction and disturbance, making them the flagship species for shallow-water habitat conservation. They are as ecologically important as they are beautiful. Seahorses celebrates the remarkable variety of seahorse species as well as their exquisiteness. 57 species, including seadragons and pipefish, are presented in lush, life-size photographs alongside descriptive drawings, and each entry includes detailed and up-to-date information on natural history and conservation. Sara Lourie, a foremost expert on seahorse taxonomy, presents captivating stories of species that range from less than an inch to over a foot in height, while highlighting recent discoveries and ecological concerns. Accessibly written, but comprehensive in scope, this book will be a stunning and invaluable reference on seahorse evolution, biology, habitat, and behavior. Masters of camouflage and rarely seen, seahorses continue to be a fascinating subject of active research. This visually rich and informative book is certain to become the authoritative guide to these charming and unusual wonders of the sea, beloved at aquariums the world over.

Seahorses

Author: Jennifer Keats Curtis

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1466819324

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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One day, a baby seahorse is born, turning and tumbling as he floats through ocean currents alongside his three hundred brothers and sisters. Like a tiny, mythical dragon, the seahorse is a fascinating creature: he changes color to fit in with the surroundings of his spectacular coral reef and sea grass surroundings; his lizard-like eyes can look in two directions at once; and when he has grown, he—not the female—will give birth to the next batch of whirling seahorses. Jennifer Keats Curtis's evocative language and Chad Wallace's shimmering illustrations tell the story of the seahorse's amazing life beneath the waves.

Seahorses

Author: Nicole Corse

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545273331

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Introduces sea horses, describing their physical characteristics, eating habits, defense mechanisms, and how they care for their young.

Seahorses

Everything about History, Care, Nutrition, Handling, and Behavior

Author: Frank Indiviglio

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764118371

Category: Pets

Page: 95

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These unusual looking marine fish need a steady diet of plankton to stay healthy and active. Here is a wealth of advice and information for aquarium hobbyists on keeping seahorses of different varieties. Barron's comprehensive Pet Owner's Manuals are heavily illustrated and filled with useful information. They instruct owners on how to care for their dogs, cats, birds, fish, and other animals. Books give advice on purchasing and acquiring, health care, feeding, and much more. Clear, straightforward texts are accompanied by high-quality full-color photos and anatomically accurate line art, as well as helpful tables and charts.

The International Trade in Seahorses

Author: Amanda C. J. Vincent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Marine animals

Page: 163

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The global trade in seahorses involves more than 20 million seahorses and 32 countries and territories each year. This report provides an overview of the trade, with an emphasis on China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam. It presents information on fishing methods, trade routes, volumes and values of the seahorses in trade, the key players and the issues of concern.

Poseidon's Steed

The Story of Seahorses, From Myth to Reality

Author: Helen Scales Ph.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101133767

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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A fascinating journey with the sea creature that has captured human imagination for thousands of years Poseidon's Steed trails the seahorse through secluded waters across the globe in a kaleidoscopic history that mirrors man's centuries-old fascination with the animal, sweeping from the reefs of Indonesia, through the back streets of Hong Kong, and back in time to ancient Greece and Rome. Over time, seahorses have surfaced in some unlikely places. We see them immortalized in the decorative arts; in tribal folklore, literature, and ancient myth; and even on the pages of the earliest medical texts, prescribed to treat everything from skin complaints to baldness to flagging libido. Marine biologist Helen Scales eloquently shows that seahorses are indeed fish, though scientists have long puzzled over their exotic anatomy, and their very strange sex lives — male seahorses are the only males in the animal world that experience childbirth! Our first seahorse imaginings appeared six thousand years ago on cave walls in Australia. The ancient Greeks called the seahorse hippocampus (half-horse, half-fish) and sent it galloping through the oceans of mythology, pulling the sea god Poseidon's golden chariot. The seahorse has even been the center of a modern-day international art scandal: A two-thousand-year-old winged seahorse brooch was plundered by Turkish tomb raiders and sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. A book that is as charming as the seahorse itself, Poseidon's Steed brings to life an aquatic treasure. Seahorses lead quiet lives, tucked away out of sight on the seafloor. It is rare to catch a glimpse of a seahorse in its natural habitat. But even if few have seen one live, these exotic, seemingly prehistoric creatures exist quite vividly in our imaginations and they have mesmerized scientists, artists, and storytellers throughout time with their otherworldly rarity. Poseidon's Steed is a sweeping journey that takes us from the coral reefs and seagrass meadows of Indonesia where many seahorses makes their natural habitat to the back streets of Hong Kong where a thriving black market seahorse trade is concealed. Throughout history, seahorses have surfaced in some unexpected places and Scales also follows the seahorse back in time, from our most rudimentary seahorse imaginings six thousand years ago on cave walls in Australia, to the myths of ancient Greece. Scientists have long puzzled over seahorses' unusual anatomy and their very strange sex lives. And male seahorses are the only males in the animal world that experience childbirth! Seahorses are not what scientists call a "keystone" species. They rely on a healthy ocean to survive, but the marine ecosystem does not rely on them. But their delicate beauty reminds us that we rely on the seas not only to fill our dinner plates, but also to feed our imaginations.

Seahorses

Author: Grace Hansen

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1629708135

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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In some species of seahorses, males and females will actually stay together for life! Learn this and more alongside beautiful, full-bleed color photographs. Complete with glossary, index, and table of contents. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.

Seahorses as Pets. Seahorse Complete Owners Manual. Seahorse Care, Health, Tank, Costs and Feeding.

Author: Edward Eldington

Publisher: Imb Publishing Seahorses Pet Seahorse

ISBN: 9781911142102

Category:

Page: 134

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The seahorse is an amazing fish that is a wonderful aquarium inhabitant despite the fact that they are not as easy to care for as most fish. There are approximately 52 species to delight the aquarist and they can be kept on their own or with other fish and certain invertebrates. This book will introduce you to these fish by looking at the different species, discussing their appearance and biology, typical seahorse behaviour, their feeding requirements, one-of-a-kind reproductive cycle and other things that make these fish unique. It will also tell you what you need to know in order to decide whether or not this is the pet for you and, if it is, how to select your seahorse, what you need to buy before you bring it home, and how to take proper care of it and keep it happy and healthy. The serious hobbyist must know what these fish need with regards to their environment. All the necessary equipment and water and other parameters are examined as the quality of the water and the general environment has a crucial bearing on the health and happiness of seahorses. The seahorse is unfortunately susceptible to a number of different types of bacterial, parasitic and fungal infections and infestations. Anyone who is serious about having a marine tank generally and seahorses specifically needs to know what to look for and how to deal with common ailments. This book also contains helpful information on their reproductive behaviour, gestation, birth and on caring for the fry for those who are interested in breeding or find themselves the proud foster parent of babies that were not expected! Other areas of discussion are the fish and invertebrates that the seahorse gets on with and hints and tips to make your life easier as you select your seahorse and afterwards. Covered in this book: - Do's and Don't's - The basics - Choosing the right fish - Social behaviour - Buying - Equipment needed - Setting up the aquarium - Water & other parameters - Introduction to other creatures into the tank - Daily care - Feeding - Health - Breeding - Prices and costs ..... and much more

Seahorses

Everything about History, Care, Nutrition, Handling, and Behavior

Author: Frank Indiviglio

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764118371

Category: Pets

Page: 95

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These unusual looking marine fish need a steady diet of plankton to stay healthy and active. Here is a wealth of advice and information for aquarium hobbyists on keeping seahorses of different varieties. Barron's comprehensive Pet Owner's Manuals are heavily illustrated and filled with useful information. They instruct owners on how to care for their dogs, cats, birds, fish, and other animals. Books give advice on purchasing and acquiring, health care, feeding, and much more. Clear, straightforward texts are accompanied by high-quality full-color photos and anatomically accurate line art, as well as helpful tables and charts.

Seahorses

Conservation and Care

Author: Neil Garrick-Maidment

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9781852792282

Category: Sea horses

Page: 48

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Mister Seahorse

Author: Eric Carle

Publisher: Philomel

ISBN: 9780399254901

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

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After Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs on Mr. Seahorse's belly, he drifts through the water, greeting other fish fathers who are taking care of their eggs. On board pages.

Seahorses

An Identification Guide to the World's Species and Their Conservation

Author: Sara A. Lourie,Amanda C. J. Vincent,Heather J. Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic books

Page: 214

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A detailed identification guide to the world's seahorses and background information on their biology, trade and conservation.

Seahorse

Author: Janice Pariat

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184006683

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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Nem is a student of English literature at Delhi University. He drifts between classes, weed-hazy parties, and the amorous complexities of campus life, until a chance encounter with an art historian steers him into a world of pleasure and artistic discovery. Nem’s life is irrevocably transformed. One day, without warning, his mentor disappears. In the years that follow, Nem cocoons himself in South Delhi, writing for a chic cultural journal. When he is awarded a fellowship to London, a cryptic note plunges him into a search for the art historian—a search which turns into a reckoning with his past. Retelling the myth of Poseidon and his youthful male devotee Pelops, Seahorse transforms a simple coming-of-age story into an epic drama of loss, love, and healing.

Seahorses

Author: Steven Otfinoski

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761425298

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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"Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, diet, life cycle, and conservation status of sea horses"--Provided by publisher.