Just when it looks like global warming is killing off species right and left, five newly discovered seahorse species have been identified in the coral reefs in the Red Sea and Indonesia. Pygmy seahorses are among the world’s smallest vertebrates, and they are masters of disguise.
If we didn’t have enough incentives to preserve the world’s coral reefs, we now have five tiny reasons more.
Vickie Coker’s prize-winning photo of a pygmy seahorse the on a sea fan in the Malaysian section of the South Pacific island of Borneo is shown in the lead photo.
Photos 2-6 show the newly discovered species: The Walea pygmy seahorse, the Soft Coral seahorse aka Hippocampus debelius, Severns’ pygmy seahorse, Satomi’s pygmy seahorse, and Pontoh’s pygmy seahorse.
Wee Sea Creature Discoveries
More Stats +/-
Future Festival & Malcolm Gladwell - Early Bird Deadline
Genetically Modified Glittering Animals
Artificial Coral Reefs
Controversial Artificial Reefs
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.
5 New Species of Pygmy Seahorses Found
- By: Katie CordreyMay 11, 2009