Hello everybody and welcome to my newest blog post! In my last blog I wrote about my first encounter with a Dugong, check it out here if you haven’t read it yet!
As I promised, I’m going to write about seeing my first seahorse in this blog!
So, from the big dugong to the very small seahorse and I have to say, they're very small!
A 15-year old girl took a picture
Actually, when I saw my first seahorse there were two of them, and I don’t know how I saw them, they were so small, maybe as small as my smallest fingernail! I knew that there were seahorses at the dive site, in the seagrass, because I had seen a picture of a seahorse which was maybe 10 - 15cm long. A nice, 15-year old girl with 600 logged dives found it and shared the picture with the diving center. A super young and very successful diver with a lot of specialities. On that day she had been very lucky.
After months of searching, the silhouette of a seahorse!
After I knew 100% that there were seahorses there, I was always searching for them, but I never found them.
It took me months until my day came, when I saw the baby seahorses. They were so little that I couldn’t even take a picture of them. I just had my action cam with me, so I made a video of their silhouette at least!
Some weeks later, divers found 9 - 11 more baby seahorses in the same area of seagrass. It was amazing to watch them. They were at a shallow depth of around 1m and moved with the waves of the sea.
Then finally - a 20cm seahorse!
One year later, at another divesite, I got to see my first big seahorse! Somebody measured the seahorse at 20cm. I saw this one pretty often and it wasn’t alone but with two others. They were a bit different in size and color, but looked similar. I saw them all at the same time!
Things to know about seahorses:
How many logged dives did you have when you saw your first seahorse? What fascinates you about seahorses?
Let me know in the comments below!