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2012-08-03 23:01:41

Young being reared behind the scenes; will find homes in Monterey, other aquariums. (PRWEB) August 03, 2012 The Monterey Bay Aquarium animal care team and a nurturing weedy sea dragon dad have achieved a milestone reached by only four other aquariums in North America: the birth of a brood of sea dragon babies. More than 80 of the inch-long fish — Australian relatives of the seahorse — began hatching on July 22. The father, who carried the eggs in a brood pouch under his tail,...

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2011-01-26 13:50:00

Scientists say that they now understand why the seahorse evolved its equine-like head and S-shape. BBC reports that a new study has shown that seahorses are able to strike at more distant prey, compared to straight-bodied pipefish, from which they evolved. The research team found that seahorses' delicate curves evolved to help it hunt and feed. Both seahorse and pipefish feed on tiny marine creatures, striking at them and sucking them into their snouts. However, seahorses sit and wait for...

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2010-03-17 13:25:00

Male pipefishes and their seahorse cousins are the only males that actually become pregnant and give birth, but pipefishes likely will never win any Father of The Year awards "“ their attitude towards their offspring can range from total love to total neglect, according to new findings from Texas A&M University researchers. Kim Paczolt and Adam Jones, researchers in the Department of Biology, found that the male pipefish can be a nurturing father as it tends its young before giving...

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2009-12-08 14:35:00

In the pipefish, the male cares for the offspring. Apart from the ones he sucks the life out of. The discovery of filial cannibalism in the pipefish is now creating a stir in the research world. The pipefish, which is related to the seahorse, has an unusual way of organizing childcare. In this fish species it is the father who takes care of the eggs, which he receives from one or more females and then looks after in a brood pouch on the tail, where a kind of male equivalent of the placenta...

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2008-05-01 13:00:00

COLLEGE STATION "“ Male seahorses are nature's real-life Mr. Moms "“ they take fathering to a whole new level: Pregnancy. Although it is common for male fish to play the dominant parenting role, male pregnancy is a complex process unique to the fish family Syngnathidae, which includes pipefish, seahorses and sea dragons. Texas A&M University evolutionary biology researcher Adam Jones and colleagues in his lab are studying the effects of male pregnancy on sex roles and sexual...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.