Seahorse dad gets pregnant

Did you know that male seahorses compete against each other to get pregnant ? Strangely enough unlike most species it’s not the female who gets pregnant but the male. Now in order to attract a female the male seahorse wrestles with other male seahorses to show its strength.

He also opens and closes his pouch to show that he wants to get pregnant. He fills this pouch with water and then ejects it with as much force as he can to show that he will know what to do when the time comes to give birth. Seahorses remain pregnant for three weeks, undergo labor for 72 hours and finally manage to release 200 babies at a time.


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