12 Mar '12, 10am

Wild Shores of Singapore: Very pregnant Papa seahorse at Sister Island by @wildsingapore

Wild Shores of Singapore: Very pregnant Papa seahorse at Sister Island by @wildsingapore

This is the most 'pregnant' seahorse I've ever seen! I was on Sisters Island to help Mei Lin and her Giant Clam Team. We also saw all kinds of corals and other marine life. When I first saw the Tiger-tail seahorse (Hippocampus comes ), I didn't even realise it was a papa. Here's some interesting facts about 'pregnant' papa seahorses.... In seahorses, it is male that carries the eggs in his body and thus becomes 'pregnant'. The female lays her eggs in his pouch using a tube that looks very much like a penis. Inside his pouch, the eggs are fertilized and become embedded into the body walls. The blood vessels in the pouch provide the eggs with oxygen and nutrients. The production of these nutrients is stimulated by prolactin, one of the hormones that affect pregnancy in mammals. Emerging from the eggs, the babies hatch as miniature seahorses and may remain in the pouch for a ...

Full article: http://wildshores.blogspot.com/2012/03/very-pregnant-papa...

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