A NEW SPECIES OF SEA HORSE DISCOVERED IN AFRICA ALONG THE INDIAN OCEAN

A NEW SPECIES OF SEA HORSE DISCOVERED IN AFRICA ALONG THE INDIAN OCEAN

Researchers recently discovered a pygmy seahorse in the rough, boulder-strewn waters off eastern South Africa. The new discovered aquatic organism is about the size of a grain of rice, it is similar to other pygmy seahorses except that it has one set of spines on its back that have sharp, incisors-like points on the tips, says the co- author Graham Short an Ichthyologist at the California Academy of sciences.

An environmentalist and an Associate at NLA international Ltd, Blue economy solutions in her comment about the discovery said “the unexpected discovery of a new species shows how little we know about life in our oceans.

For more details visit the source; https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/05/new-pygmy-seahorse-species-discovered-africa/

Source; Nationalgeographic

Image credit; Richard Smith

Retrieved 31st of May 2020.