Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The most cutest thing!! Pygmy Pink Seahorses

Wow check out the photos at Edvin's site! Photos from Mabul, near Sipadan.

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This type of seahorse is very tiny. Measuring about 2cm, no bigger than your thumbnail.

Totally adorable, they were only discovered recently due to their excellent camoflage.

Pardon me- they aren't mini - they are pygmy seahorses; otherwise known by the cool name of hippocampus bargibanti.

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adelyn kwan said...

you can seriously go cock eye when you're actually looking at them..imagine looking for a 1cm creature among a huge 1m sea fan.. woah!

Yauming YMC said...

Yeah, when I dived at Mabul in 2007, I saw them too. You're right, its hard to closely examine at them underwater. Maybe if they were in a fish tank? lol

Ann Tai said...

ohmygosh so cute! how come i never get to see these things underwater.......?!?!

Yauming YMC said...

Hi Ann, depends on where you dive. The small reef under Mabul near Sipadan has them. I'm heading back there in April and hopefully will encounter them again. :)