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Postby Alish24 » Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:46 pm

I ll try to contact her and say her about you Dr. Stein..I think she had some projects in Blacksea and Mediterranean..meybe u ll be useful to each other :)
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Postby Dr.Stein » Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:55 pm

Ah ya, I like the word "collaboration" and "cooperation" ;)

... and "project" as well hehehe :P

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Postby victor » Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:25 pm

Oh my god !!! I've just known that Seahorse is a type of fish...:lol:
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Postby victor » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:06 am

hey boss, maybe this link can help you...
http://www.seahorse.com/Frequently_Aske ... medicine?/
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Postby Dr.Stein » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:09 am

victor wrote:Oh my god !!! I've just known that Seahorse is a type of fish...:lol:

Crazy :lol:

Btw, thanks for the link. I've been there previously, they change the name now, it was Oceanrider.com 8)
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Postby opuntia » Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:43 pm

I don't know if this is true, but today i heard in one of the Animal Planet's shows, that the male sea horses are the ones that give birth to young ones...not the females, :? :? :? :? :?
Dr.Stein, since you might already have collected a lot of information about sea horses, would you please help my curiosity to go back to sleep( :lol: ) by explaining what the female does if what i wrote above is true.
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Postby Linn » Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:25 am

this was nagging my brain
because I remember reading about sea horses in National Geographic.
They have a few aritcles. use their search.
Here is one
:) from your stomping grounds:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... horse.html
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Postby February Beetle » Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:42 am

i think i saw the same show as you! the male carries the females eggs like on his tummy until they are ready to hatch. I think the female kind of places them there somehow, not like opposite fertilization. Thats what i think but i'm sure Dr. Stein could tell you a lot better than me! :mrgreen:
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Postby Linn » Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:50 am

I love seahorse. Especially that the male does all the work! lol
I get ticked off to think people make keychains out of them.
or grind them up for some sort of medicine. they do that with tiger testicles too. aphrodisiac u :evil: know
WE could get real good imitation sea horse key chains from China. :idea:
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Postby opuntia » Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:23 am

Well, today, i read a full article about the sea horses and it consists of many information about them...i'll post the article as soon as i finish typing it :D
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Postby Dr.Stein » Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:33 am

opuntia wrote:I don't know if this is true, but today i heard in one of the Animal Planet's shows, that the male sea horses are the ones that give birth to young ones...not the females, :? :? :? :? :?
Dr.Stein, since you might already have collected a lot of information about sea horses, would you please help my curiosity to go back to sleep( :lol: ) by explaining what the female does if what i wrote above is true.

The female lays 200-1000 eggs and direct them to male's brood pouch (like female mammal's uterine structure) thru a pipe processed from her belly. The male will take care of them like a pregnant female at least for 10 days until they hatch. When they are hatching, then the male starts to jerk to release them out one by one, with similar contraction like when a pregnant woman is about to deliver her baby (ouch!).

During the "male pregnancy", the female supports him with swimming around him everyday, send greeting every morning and afternoon, change her skin color periodically, and sounds like "click...click" from her jaws. This is true, I am no kidding ;)

If you see their courtship...aww, it is so romantic. It could last until three days until the female store eggs in male pouch. One thing to admire, they are monogamous, means that when one dies, cught by fisherman or predator, or something else, the left one will stay alone. She/he will get a new partner after loooooooong time or they decided to be along for her/his entire life...awwwww they are so faithful to each other :wink:

Here are some figures form my collection:

Male pregnancy
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Mating seahorses
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Dancing seahorses (courtship dance)
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Which one is male? Female?
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Faithful pair
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Postby victor » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:33 am

I've seen things about that "horse" also in animal planet and that's why the categorized them as the most EXTREME male parents..:lol:
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