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Welcome to our brand new series ✨ #OceanAnimalOfTheMonth ✨
Found only along South Africa's southern coast, the Knysna seahorse is the only known true estuarine seahorse species of its kind and is often referred to as "the most threatened seahorse in the world". This has been attributed to habitat loss, pollution, limited distribution, and human activities such as boating and coastal developments.
Knysna seahorses are monogamous, mate for life and, like many other seahorse species, greet their other half with a ritualistic dance every morning. Being the month of love and all, it's only right that we spotlight these sweet little creatures!
Some other fast facts about the Knysna seahorse:
🏞️ It is only found in 3 estuaries along the south coast of South Africa.
🍼 Males carry and give birth to live young.
🌿 Their colouring resembles the vegetation of their habitat.
📸: Brian Gratwicke
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  • Tabitha Kimani

    9 w

    I believe through such information, efforts will be put in place to avoid extinction of this Wonder species by South Africa.

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    • George Kariuki

      9 w

      I absolutely love the idea of highlighting the Knysna seahorse as the first entry in the #OceanAnimalOfTheMonth series!

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      • Lewis Pugh Foundation

        9 w

        @george_kariuki They are so special!

      • Kriss Kiddo

        9 w

        It seems to be interesting as far as climate would still be concerned

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        • Marine Stephan

          9 w

          Has anything been implemented to help protect them? Thanks for sharing!

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        • Esther Wanjiku

          9 w

          This will be interesting

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          • Munene Mugambi

            9 w

            The seahorse is a formidable creature and especially the Knysna seahorse is magnificent. Sad that it is endangered in our planet's climate crisis

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            • Lewis Pugh Foundation

              9 w

              @munene_mugambi Incredibly sad, they're so magnificent and deserve our protection 🌊🐎

            • Sarah Chabane

              9 w

              Thanks for this! I think I am going to like this news series

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              • Lewis Pugh Foundation

                9 w

                @sarah_chabane_874 So much to explore! 😋 🌊

              • Rotich Kim

                9 w

                information is detailed it is really encouraging

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                • Patrick Kiash

                  9 w

                  Thanks for sharing their info-:) It's an educational piece.

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                  • Lewis Pugh Foundation

                    9 w

                    @patrick_kiash Glad you enjoyed it

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