Video by @Jim_Abernethy // A gorgeous yellow seahorse, camouflaged with the pink and yellow sponges, feeds on the small shrimp and other invertebrates that drift by in the current at the Blue Heron Bridge, Florida.
With the head of a horse, the snout of an aardvark, eyes of a chameleon, pouch of a kangaroo and the tail of a monkey, I find seahorses to be one of the most fascinating, mythical-like creatures of this planet. Sadly, the population worldwide is at a small fraction of what it once was, due to issues of by-catch, habitat loss, and excessive harvesting.
Currently, on the west coast of Florida, hundreds of dead seahorses litter the beaches with the thousands of other victims of the region’s worst red tide in over a decade. Please sign and share the petition in my bio at @Jim_Abernethy to help end this environmental disaster.