“The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.”-Kate Chopin
This is definitely a must-watch video of a daddy (male) seahorse giving birth to thousands of babies! Read the whole article below.
|Screenshot from Facebook|
The said video was posted on Facebook by David Wolfe, a Public Figure on Los Angeles, California, which has gathered 606K+ views already! But how this kind of thing happens? Or should I say that is this possible?
According to some researches, Seahorse males do something highly unusual in the animal kingdom; they get pregnant and deliver their offspring. Scientists don't have a clear reason why seahorses evolved this way, but they theorize this is one of the ways seahorses try to help the species survive. Neither parent gets involved in the child-rearing, though. When the male delivers the babies, they are on their own.
Video Source: LiveLeak
How does it Works?
Although the male carries the eggs, he doesn't make them. After a male and a female seahorse spend time courting, the female deposits her eggs inside the male's pouch. He fertilizes the eggs inside the pouch. His pouch is a complex organ that regulates temperature, blood flow and water salinity for the eggs as they hatch so the babies are as prepared as possible for life in the ocean. This is indeed one of the great wonders of nature and seas!
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