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Check this page regularly for interesting behavior information about creatures found around Saba.  A sort of "Did you know...?" bit of text and photos with the intention of fun learning.  Creature Features have been created by the team of Sea Saba.  This program is just one of the activities conducted by Sea Saba's crew exhibiting our commitment to enhance our, as well as your, marine environmental awareness.  Sharing our knowledge with our guests makes diving more fun and our days more enjoyable.

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Who is the best swimming Cephalopod?

Take a new look at Worms...

Skip the fritters!

Talk about shifty-eyed!

How old before a Blue Tang is blue?

An underwater spider?  Not!

How did the Queen get its name?

Who breathes 'outside the box'?

A circus act or just one of the prettiest?

What unique breathing technique makes this prehistoric fish so hearty?

Beware of females emitting a greenish glow

Why every guy now wants to be a Sand Tile Fish in his next life

To be feared or admired?  Take a new look @ Jellyfish
The value and differences of Saba's Cleaner Shrimp
Why reef surveyors monitor flamingo tongue cowries.
Not just a great photo subject, seahorses are a telltale species...
The misunderstood moray--an aggressive warning or a biological function?
Monitor this page bi-monthly for more Creature Features!

          



Picture taken by Lea Fulmer
16 August 2006, 10:25 AM.  
Nikon D70 camera with 105mm macro lens in Sea & Sea housing. 
F16 @ 1/80, dual DX90 strobes at EV -1

Caribbean Reef Squid
Sepioteuthis sepioide 

Squid are a shell-less mollusk belonging to the class of marine life known as Cephalopods, which also includes cuttlefish and octopus. In all, there are fewer than a thousand species of cephalopods, all of which are marine animals.  Squid are the best swimmers of the cephalopods, exhibiting the ability to move forward and backward with equal ease.  This movement is accomplished by ingesting water and forcing it out through funnels, fine tuned by positioning of single fins running down each side of the body.  Even when they are hanging motionless in the water column, they breathe by constantly circulating water in through their mantles and out the funnels.

Reef squid are usually found hovering in mid-water or close to the surface in areas over turtle grass or shallow reefs, where they can be seen by snorkelers as well as divers.  With a highly developed eye that is very like a human one, they appear fairly unafraid and somewhat interested in the activities of marine-going Homo sapiens.  Squid have 8 arms and a pair of longer, extendable tentacles used for capturing prey. 

The subject of this picture was one of a “family” of thirty six individuals, ranging in size from about 3 inches to the approximately 8 inch span of this specimen.  They were hovering in formation over the shelf at Tent Reef, rather like a group of hummingbirds. I maintained intimate eye contact throughout the nearly 5 minute encounter, and felt they were responding positively to the interest I showed in them.



Photograph taken by Vivi Pimentel
June, 06th, 2006 @ Diamond Rock
Konica Minolta Dimage X60 (Sea Saba Rental Camera)

Christmas Tree Worm
Spirobranchus giganteus

When you think about worms, probably the image of a long, dark and ugly animal comes to your mind. Christmas tree worms are here to change the way you see worms! They impress divers and snorkelers with their variety of colors; brown, orange, pink, white, blue…

They live in a tube built on the surface of corals. The twin "Christmas trees" you see are the worm's radioles, which are like antennae on top of their head and are used to filter plankton out of the water for food and oxygen to breathe.  When danger threatens, the worm can pull its head down into its tube in the blink of an eye. Because corals grow one quarter of an inch per year, Christmas tree worms must also continually increase the length of their tube in order to remain encased within the corals. They like to live in communities, facilitating the process of reproduction. This behavior increases the success of spawning.

Christmas tree worms are found in abundance all over the Caribbean for the delight of their main predator, the arrow crab. While diving on Saba, look closely at the bottom and you will find them everywhere, from the leewardside sights in Ladder Bay to the Windwardside sights of Gile Quarter down to Core Gut.



Photograph taken by Vivi Pimentel
May 19th, 2006 @ Muck dive
Canon 300D

Queen Conch
Strombus gigas

Conch is a sea-dwelling mollusk, and more specifically, a marine gastropod. Conches have a characteristic leaping motion, using their pointed, sickle-shaped, horny operculum to propel themselves forward. When reproducing, they lay eggs in long, gelatinous strands.

While most Strombus species are extinct, at least 65 species can still be found, including the queen conch. Because of their tasty meat and beautiful shell, queen conches are often an easy target and are in danger of becoming extinct. Once again, begging the diver to be a conscious consumer while at a seafood restaurant! 

Queen conches live in the wider Caribbean region including Mexico, southern Florida, and the Bahamas. On Saba they are most commonly found at our muck dive and Greer Gut. They live in sea grass meadows and on sandy substrate feeding on detritus, macroalgae, and epiphytes (any plant that grows upon or attached to another living plant.) The nacre of its shell blushes a sunrise of pink, yellow, peach and cream colors.

The Queen conch’s shell has been used by humans for many years. The Carib Indians made knives, ax heads, and chisels out of the lip of the conch before they acquired metal. In some countries cleaned Queen Conch shells or polished fragments are sold, mainly to tourists, as souvenirs or in jewelry. Without a permit however, export is a breach of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) regulations and may lead to arrest. This is most likely to occur on return to the tourist's home country while clearing customs. In the UK conch shells are the 9th most seized import. Conch shells are occasionally used as a building material, either in place of bricks or as bulk for landfill.  While diving in Saba, enjoy our population of conches, and appreciate them, because these creatures are becoming more and more rare.



Photograph taken by Vivi Pimentel
March 27th, 2006- Night Dive @ Tent Reef
Konica Minolta Dimage X60 (Sea Saba Rental Camera)

Peacock Flounder
Bothus lunatus

Living on the sand is a risky business. Avoiding being eaten is an everyday challence. But Flounders, one of the oddest of the oceans´ many oddities, are the most masterful of all sand-flat survivalists. The Flounders´ thin horizontal profile not only hides them from predators and prey but also allows them to bury quickly in the sand, leaving only their 180-degree-rotating, periscope-like eyes exposed. But their best defensive strategy is rapid adaptive camouflage. When moving from one bottom location to another, they can change body patterns within seconds to match their new surroundings.

During their pelagic larval stage, the tiny flounders have typical bilateral, fish-shaped bodies, properly aligned fins, and one eye on each side of their heads. Just before settling to the shallow seafloor as an immature adult, muscles, skin, blood vessels, and bones slowly shift into the flattened shape of a benthic creature with both eyes on the upper side of their bodies.

Flounders are common in Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas, and south of Brazil. On Saba they are usually found by the more attentive divers at Hot Springs, Tent Reef, Diamond Rock, and our muck dive. So keep your eyes open! You may not see these masters of camouflage while diving on Saba, but they definitely will see you!


Photograph taken by Giovanna Bernardini
September 27th, 2006  @ Hotsprings
Konica Minolta Dimage X60  (SeaSaba Rental Camera)

Blue Tang
Acanthurus coeruleus

Blue Tangs are also commonly called Blue Surgeonfish, because they are characterized by having pairs of defensive knives (thus surgeonfishes) at base of their tails.  The Latin name of Acanthurus is due to the presence of the two spines as well, as in Greek Acanthus means ‘thorn’.  With a twist of the tail these spines are used to as a formidable weapon when needed.

As all the Surgeonfish or Tangs they are laterally compressed and covered with very small scales giving their bodies a leathery appearance. They have long continuous dorsal fins, and small terminal mouths with fine teeth.  Blue tangs don’t actually become ‘blue’ until they reach maturity; they are yellow in their juvenile phase.

Blue tangs are easy to find on all Saba dive sites.  They are usually solitary; if not chasing out another Blue Tang within their territory.  However, they are known to swim in ‘algae-searching’ schools, especially at Hole In The Corner where you’ll normally find a bright yellow trumpet fish who thinks he’s blending in.  For this reason, you will also hear Blue Tangs described as the algae ‘lawnmowers’ of the tropics.

But don’t be tempted to fish them, as they can be poisonous (ciquatoxic)!


 

Photograph taken by Juliska Klein
November 24th, 2006- @ Tent Reef
Konica Minolta Dimage X60 (Sea Saba Rental Camera)

Yellowline Arrow Crab

Stenorhynchus seticornis

If you thought that spiders can’t live underwater; you’re right. This long legged creature belongs to the family of the crabs. Their carapace is decorated with fine dark lines and their triangular body and long snout gives this spider crab an extraordinary appearance

The arrow crab is very territorial and if disturbed, he raises its purple tipped claws towards any danger for protection manipulating any objects, using the remaining four pairs of legs to rapidly move sideways or attack even his own species.

The preferred main course of this creature is feather duster worms and other tiny inhabitants of the coral reef. In the course of mating, the male Arrow Crab will hold the female against his belly so that he can place a sperm packet into the female. Once the female has been fertilized she will carry her eggs underneath her abdomen until the eggs are ready to hatch. The babies that emerge are called zoea, and once they are born they swim towards the surface of the ocean and feed on small plankton. As the young Arrow Crab continues to grow it will shed its exoskeleton and will replace it with a new one. It will continue to do this until the crab has reached its maximum size. They are between 1 and 2 ½ inches in length and can live at depths between 10 and 30 feet.  

On Saba they are mostly found at our Ladder Bay and Tent Bay dive sites. Once spotted they are not normally afraid of divers--but as they live in and on the reefs they perfectly blend with the colors of their long and slender bodies so you need to keep your eyes in a 'macro mode'. 



Photograph taken by Vivi Pimentel
June 2nd, 2006  @ Tedran
Konica Minolta Dimage X60  (SeaSaba Rental Camera)

Queen Angelfish
Holacanthus ciliaris

If you’ve tried to photograph before you must have asked yourself; ”Why are these beautiful fish so difficult to photograph?” Beside the fact they are able to maneuver around quickly and despite its bright colors, the Queen Angelfish blends well within its natural habitat. Its bright yellow fins and scales make a vibrant pattern against its light blue body and has a yellow face and blue highlights on its eyes and mouth. A blue circle on the top of its head, the "crown" gives this fish its name. They are also very shy; which makes them very difficult to approach with a camera.

Queen Angelfish are found throughout the Caribbean, Florida and down to South America but are seen only occasionally. On Saba we often see them throughout the year at Ladder Bay and Tent Bay. Like other Angelfish and Butterfly fish, Queen Angelfish have tall, narrow bodies. Because they are so thin, they can turn quickly and can maneuver down into narrow cracks between the corals to hunt their prey. They swim by rowing with their pectoral fins. Their long dorsal, anal, and caudal (tail) fins allow them to turn quickly. From the front, you can see both eyes, indicating that this Angelfish is capable of seeing with binocular vision.  

This fish and its close relative, Blue Angelfish, commonly hybridize: that is, a Queen Angelfish and a Blue Angelfish will mate with each other, producing young fish that are a combination of their parents. Hybridizing between species of reef-dwelling fishes is extremely rare, except for these two angelfish. This proves that sometimes fish do swim outside their schools….Queen Angelfish mate for life and are often found swimming in pairs!



Photograph taken by Lea Fulmer
Torrens Point, Saba NA|
Nikon D70 w/105mm macro f16 @1/80

Gold-crowned Sea Goddess

Hyselodoris acriba

Nudibranchs, also known as “sea slugs”, are colorful and diverse creatures belong to the mollusk group.  Closely related to snails with shells, nudibranchs actually have a residual shell as youngsters which they shed during adulthood.  Their beautiful and exotic coloration serves as both camouflage and warning to prey that they are poisonous. 

The name “nudibranch” means naked lung. The tuft of feathery objects on the tail end of this example are exposed gills which allow oxygen exchange.  The tiny horns on the head are called rhinophores, and are sensitive chemical receptors used for detecting prey, danger or potential mate.  Nudibranchs are true hermaphrodites, carrying both eggs and sperm, capable of cross fertilization.   

Having lost their shells as a means of protection, nudibranchs have gained the benefit of being able to slip into small spaces in the reef, as well as perfecting the technique of making themselves unpalatable to prey.  Their bodies are capable of secreting noxious chemicals, including stinging cells which they digest from sponges they feed on and move to their own skin for protection.

Several different nudibranchs can be found on almost all the dives sites on Saba.  Although colorful, they are rather small (thumbnail to 2 inches) and require concentrated effort to find, as they are often well blended into their environment.  But if you do find one, the visual and photographic rewards are great.  Because they are “slugs”, they don’t move very fast and make a great subject for macro.


Photograph taken by Vivi Pimentel
April 24th, 2006 @ Muck Dive
Konica Minolta Dimage X60 (Sea Saba Rental Camera)

Flying Gurnard
Dactylopterus volitans

Sounding more like a circus act, the Flying Gurnards are easily recognized by their enormous, wing-like pectoral fins. They also have a very characteristic "helmet-like" skull with a strong preopercular spine that gives them their other common name “helmet gurnards”.

Contrary to their name, they do not actually fly. Their large fins help them to swim low over the sand as they search for food: crustaceans and small fish. More often, they appear to "walk" on the bottom by alternatively moving the pelvic fins and short pectoral fin rays. Typically, flying gurnards lie on the seafloor with their pectoral wings folded against the body.   When they have their wings folded, they are well camouflaged on the seafloor because of their dusky red and drab white, brown, and black markings. When startled, flying gurnards quickly spread their brightly colored pectoral fins (covered with bluish and whitish spots) to distract would-be predators and make their quick escape. Flying gurnards can reach lengths of up to 15.7 in (40 cm).

These colorful creatures are found in the shallow water reefs along the eastern coast of North America, from Massachusetts to the Caribbean, and South America .On Saba, they can be found at our muck dive and occasionally at Hot Springs at an average depth of 50ft.



Photograph taken by Alex van der Kroft
April 24th, 2006  @ Hotsprings
Konica Minolta Dimage X60  (SeaSaba Rental Camera)

Tarpon
Megalops Atlanticus    Family: Elopidea

 

Tarpon are also called tarpum, sabalo real, cuffum, silverfish or silverking and belong to the bony fish family. They can be found on both sides of the Atlantic, from Nova Scotia to Brazil to Africa, and all through the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. These pescivores are primarily found in shallow coastal waters and estuaries, but they are also found in open marine waters, around coral reefs, and even in some freshwater lakes and rivers.  

Tarpon are primitive fish and have survived 125 million years of evolution virtually unchanged. From the beginning, they were blessed with superb physical characteristics that enabled them to elude the best aquatic predators of all time.  This prehistoric animal is the only fish with an air bladder which allows it to gulp and store air at the surface when they are in a habitat that doesn't provide enough oxygen to their gills.

Tarpon spawning takes place miles offshore where the females shed up to 12 million eggs, which hatch at sea. The eggs turn into transparent eel-like larvae with prominent fanglike teeth. These cuties make their way back to coastal waters to grow.  (Mangrove estuaries are their perfect nurseries, but coastal development is threatening these essential areas.) Tarpon grow slowly and don't reach maturity until they are 6-10 years old and about 4 feet long.  They have been documented at over 8 feet and 350 pounds, but if they’re over 100 pounds they’re generally a female.  The life span of a tarpon can be in excess of 50 years - one in captivity even lived to be 63!

On Saba Tarpon can be admired in two main areas, Fort Bay Harbor and Ladder Bay.  During the day they can be observed schooling in interesting patterns and on night dives they can be observed hunting smaller fish for dinner.  Tarpon have been known to live in the same area for years so we hope that the Tarpon in Ladder Bay will be there for many more divers to enjoy on their safety stops.


 

 

Photograph taken by first time digital camera user Travis Barth
March 21st, 2006 @ Greer Gut
Konica Minolta Dimage X60; Macro Setting

Green Moray
Gymnothorax funebris

One of the largest of the moray eels, the Green Moray can grow up to 7 feet (2.1 meters) in length, and weigh in at 64 pounds!  (29 kilos) 

The dark green to brown color comes from a yellowish mucous that covers its blue skin to provide protection from parasites and infectious bacteria. Additionally, they are often camouflaged to hide in the reef from unsuspecting prey. Camouflage often extend into the mouth of the Green moray which continually opens and closes slowly to move water over the gills for respiration, and to put the fear of god into divers as the large mouth features many pointed sharp teeth.

The Green moray can be found in the Western Atlantic: New Jersey (USA), Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil.  Like most eels in the Caribbean, the Green Moray is a benthic (bottom dwelling) and solitary species found along rocky shorelines, reefs, and mangroves; found in depth ranges from 1-100 feet (1-30 meters)  These eels can be territorial and have been known to occupy a specific reef for many years.

The Green moray is a nocturnal predator with poor eyesight that uses its sense of smell to hunt for fish, squid, octopi, crabs, and occasionally other eels. We have observed Green morays eating octopuses whole as well as tentacle by tentacle.  Due to its large size, the bites of this moray can be particularly dangerous, however unless provoked, this eel is not a threat to humans.  While generally a shy creature which prefers to keep to itself when humans are present, the 5-foot (1.5 meter) specimen pictured swam in the open up to the photographer, and then continued to alternate between swimming into the reef, and then back out into the open to follow and observe the divers.  The behavior was not aggressive in the least, but more curious and unafraid.  The photo was taken at a distance of less than 2 feet.

See more pics of Saba's Eels


 
©Photograph taken by Alex van der Kroft
November 21st, 2005  @ SeaSaba’s Mooring
Konica Minolta Dimage X60; Macro Setting

Sand Tilefish
Malacanthus plumieri

While cruising over a sand patch between the reefs of Saba, you’ll come across a seemingly random pile of rocks and shells.  Take a closer look!  You’ve just found the home of a Sand Tilefish.  These territorial, foot-long fish spend most of their day making home improvements.  Upon the approach of a big animal like yourself, they’ll dart into their burrow for protection.  If you back off a bit and observe, you’ll see them picking up rocks with their mouths and carefully placing them in and around their homes, meticulously keeping the entrance clear. 

Have a look around and you can find the Sand Tilefish’s mate and/or harem sisters.  Each female has an approximately 150 square yard territory. She will aggressively defend her turf from any intruding tilefish (regardless of size) with frightening jumps, bites and gill flaring.  Only the dominant male is allowed entry.  He has his own burrow and his territory encompasses the territories of between 1-6 females.  He comes by for a nightly visit to each of his ladies.

At sunset at the beginning of a night dive, you may be able to observe their courtship ritual.  The smaller female crosses bodies with and swims parallel to the male.  Then she arches her back to show that she’s ready and they dart up to about 10 feet above the sea floor, quiver and release a cloud of gametes.  Then, the male moves on to his next harem partner….


 
©Photograph taken by first time camera user Lynn Costenaro
September 4, 2005  @ Well’s Bay; less then 1 meter deep
Konica Minolta Dimage X60  Portait Setting; Aperture Priority

Moon Jelly
Aurelia aurita     Class:  Jellyfishes – Scyphozoa

 

There are more than 2,000 species of jellyfish in the world’s waters—from frigid polar seas to the warmest tropical climates.  Jellyfish are not actually fish but invertebrates, relatives to anemones.  They have no bones, no brain, no heart yet they gracefully undulate through the water using poisonous tentacles to capture prey.  When the tentacles brush against prey, or your skin, thousands of tiny stinging cells explode, launching barbed stingers and poison into the victim. 


Enjoy the colorful assortment of jellys found in Saba waters in late August through September, our warmest time of year both topside and underwater.  The above moon jellyfish is rarely known to cause a reaction in divers.
 


 
©Photograph taken by Alex van der Kroft
November 22nd, 2005  @ SeaSaba’s Mooring
Konica Minolta Dimage X60  Macro Setting

Spotted Cleaner Shrimp
Periclimenes yucatanicus    

 

Tiny spotted cleaner shrimp have a big job to do…they keep the fish around Saba free from itchy ectoparasites.  No bigger than an inch, cleaner shrimp can be found on all of the dive sites around Saba, all it takes is a slow diving attitude and a bit of patience. Favorite hangouts are Corkscrew and Giant Anemones. (Pictured above in a Corkscrew Anemone.)  They can be discerned from Pedersen cleaning shrimp by their telltale banded antennae and the tan, saddle-like markings on their backs.

When a fish approaches, they wave their antennae to show they’re open for business.  Once the fish gets close enough to their home anemone, SYMBIOSIS occurs!  The shrimp get a tasty meal of parasites, dead or injured skin and mucous and the fish are now pest free.  They even go into a trancelike state during the cleaning, which has led scientists to hypothesize that the fish enjoy the sensory stimulation.

Spotted Cleaner Shrimp can be approached and observed very closely since they seem unafraid of divers – extend your fingers to them and maybe they’ll even give you a manicure! 

 


Photograph taken by Travis Barth
March 21st, 2006 @ Twilight Zone
Konica Minolta Dimage X60; Macro Setting

Bearded Fireworm
Hermodice carunculata

"Beauty and the beast" is perhaps the best description for these striking predators.  With thousands of long, poisonous bristles for defense, and a voracious appetite for soft and hard corals, anemones, and small crustaceans, the Bearded Fireworm makes up for it's size with attitude.  In captivity, these creatures have been known to thrive on alternative foods such as squid, clam, shrimp, krill, mussel, etc. 

The Bearded Fireworm is abundant on reefs, beneath stones in rocky or seagrass areas, and on some muddy bottoms. It has also been found at or near the surface in flotsam and occurs to at least 200 feet. (60 meters)  Bearded fireworms can be found throughout the tropical western Atlantic and at Ascension Island in mid-Atlantic.  Measuring 2-4 inches on average, these worms can achieve lengths of up to 13 inches.

When the Bearded Fireworms come to the surface to mate, the females start to emit a greenish phosphorescent glow. This attracts the males, which dart towards the females, emitting flashing lights at the same time. As the different sexes approach each other, the sex cells are shed.

The Saba Marine Park Rules of not touching the reef or it's inhabitants is, in this case, meant to protect you.  The spines of the Bearded Fireworm are readily shed as they penetrate your skin, and cause intense irritation around the area of contact.  Adhesive tape can be used to remove some of the bristles, and rubbing alcohol may alleviate the pain.

These worms don't just deserve respect, they demand it.


 

 

 
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hotograph taken by first time camera user Steve Giles
January 2006  @ Ladder Bay
Konica Minolta Dimage X60  Macro Setting; Aperture Priority

Flamingo Tongue
Cyphoma gibbosum

Flamingo Tongues are spotted frequently on the shallow reefs around Saba.  Although they are in the same phylum as nudibranchs, Mollusca, their distinguishing characteristic is that they have a hard shell.  It’s usually completely covered by a fleshy mantle decorated with black outlined yellow or orange spots – all patterns vary slightly.  They can retract this mantle into the safety of their shells when threatened. 

They are no larger than an inch, but we can almost guarantee that you’ll find one.  Just pay more attention to soft gorgonian corals like sea plumes, sea fans or sea rods.  Flamingo Tongues are corallivores (coral eaters) so you’ll see a trail where they have grazed their way along the soft coral leaving the spicules (coral skeleton) bare, as pictured above. 

The natural balance of the reef includes both predators and prey, so the presence of small numbers of Flamingo Tongues is an indication of a healthy reef.  However, when the reef is stressed it can become out of balance and large numbers of Flamingo Tongues can infest a reef and kill off soft coral colonies.  This is why they are considered “Indicator Species” by Reef Check International and why we count them when conducting Reef Check surveys.  If you’re interested in taking part in Reef Check, please ask the Sea Saba crew for more info. 



©Photograph taken by first time camera rentor Mel Harris
November 2005  @ Greer Gut
Konica Minolta Dimage X60  Macro Setting; Aperture Priority

Sea Horse
Hippocampinae

The Seahorse belongs to the syngnathidae family that includes pipefish’s and sea dragons and is found world-wide in temperate and tropical water as well as brackish or freshwater. Generally inhabiting coral reefs or sea grass areas they prefer sheltered areas where they can camouflage well. There are around 35 unknown species worldwide, ranging from a ¼ inch to a foot in size.

Seahorses slowly and gracefully propel themselves through the water with a single dorsal fin using the pectoral fins for turning and steering. They are one of a kind, quite literally, since the crown or coronet on the head of a sea horse is almost as distinctive as a human thumbprint. The sea horse can independently move each eye (like a chameleon), and like crabs have a hard outer-body covering like made up of bony rings. They have no teeth and use their snout as a straw to suck up 3000 brine shrimp or plankton everyday. Seahorses are capable of rapid color transformations to blend in with surroundings, while mating they can also change color by either lightening or darkening skin tone. Seahorses are monogamous and during mating season they engage in a lengthy courtship. The male seahorse becomes pregnant when the female Seahorse when the female Seahorse deposits her eggs in his pouch. The eggs are then fertilized and incubated by the male for 2-3 weeks before hatching. Afterwards the male seahorse wastes no time and usually becomes pregnant right away!

A keen eye can spot seahorses on Saba on soft corals, fans and whips, often times in areas abundant with rubble. Sightings on Saba range from our Windwardside sights to Tent Reef, Ladder Bay and Torens Point. Juvenile seahorses are sometimes seen in blue water whilst doing a safety stop.

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