Thursday, July 8, 2010


I finally finished painting the seahorse I carved at the Spokane rendezvous. It's more of a cartoon style. I pulled some of the orange paint onto the piece of driftwood the seahorse is mounted on. You might not see the sand on the driftwood in the picture. While we were at the Denver Aquarium I was able to take a picture of a seahorse. They come in different colors and range from .6 to 8 inches in size. They use their dorsal fin in the back to propel themselves through the water in an upright position. The seahorses don't have teeth or a stomach, so they eat constantly on daphnia, cyclops, larvae, and brine shrimp. They have a single mate for life and every morning they come together , dance, change their color, twirl around with linked tails and separate for the rest of the day. We were able to see this happen at the aquarium. There eyes move independently, one may be looking to the left and the other straight up. The female deposits its eggs into the males pouch and the babies are born from the male. 

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