Where Does a Seahorse Live?

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Seahorses live in various oceans around the world. Seahorses live very close to the ocean floor and attach to coral and other objects under the water.

Seahorse are unique creatures that swim upright. Unlike most other forms of life, the male seahorse carries the young by keeping the eggs by his side for a month or two. After the eggs have hatched and the seahorses have fully developed, they will emerge from the male. Unfortunately, the rate of survival is rather low for seahorses and less than one percent will grow into full adults. Seahorses also lack teeth and a proper digestion system, so they eat continuously. Seahorses can grow to be up to eight inches in size. They use their large snouts to inhale food whole.