Seahorse kiss Seahorse!
The charming sea blue cover opens to 3-D seahorses in romantic embrace.
The underwater scene is embellished with colorful coral and rare seashells.
Seahorses pair for life. The couple starts the morning with an elaborate courtship display. As they approach each other, they change color. The male circles around the female and the pair often spiral around an object. This display can last for up to an hour. When the ballet is over they wrap themselves in a tight embrace and mate. Each morning from then on, she will return to visit him, and they will briefly dance before she returns to the meadow. It is this daily ritual – her morning visit and their dance – that binds this seahorse couple together. From now on they will mate and produce young every month for the rest of their lives.
This is a beautiful and romantic card for a spouse or soul mate. It can be a birthday card, valentine, an anniversary card, an engagement card. Wish a couple fertility, or welcome a pregnancy or new baby.
Let’s dance every morning.
High tide or low tide, I’ll be by your side.
All you need is a good dose of vitamin sea.
I’m feeling nauti.
Seas the day.
Seahorses are tiny fish that are named for the shape of their head, which looks like the head of a tiny horse. They swim upright among seaweed and other plants. Their habitats include coral reefs, mangroves and sea grass beds. They are unique in appearance, with their horselike head, prehensile tail, independently moving eyes, and brood pouch. They have long, tubular snouts and small, toothless mouths. Their bodies are covered with consecutive rings of bony plates. They are the only fishes that have a neck.
They really love to eat! Adult seahorses eat 30 to 50 times per day, while baby seahorses eat 3,000 brine shrimp per day. Seahorses do not have teeth; they suck in their food and swallow it whole. Seahorses feed on plankton, small fish and small crustaceans, such as shrimp.
When they’re ready to mate, the female seahorse will deposit her eggs into the male’s pouch, which is found in his abdomen. She can leave up to 50 eggs there. It’s up to the male to carry those eggs until they hatch. Male seahorses are the only males in the animal world that experience childbirth!
This allows the female’s body to begin producing more eggs right away, which ensures that she’ll be able to mate again sooner rather than later in order to keep the species alive. Once the babies hatch, they’re released from the male’s abdomen. They’re fully formed babies, and every mating can result in up to 1,500 seahorses.
Seahorses often sing while mating. They often mate under the soft light of the full moon. They give their partner a hug every morning during pregnancy. Seahorse mating.
Seahorses are immortalized in the decorative arts; in tribal folklore, literature, and ancient myth; and even on the pages of the earliest medical texts, prescribed to treat everything from skin complaints to baldness to flagging libido.
For children, see our Seahorse Party card.