This dwarf seahorse, about 1/2 inch in length, seems to be admiring its
reflection in a small bubble. The
tail allows it to anchor itself on a small sliver of seagrass or kelp as
particles of food drift by. Seahorses are slow swimmers, so their
ability to blend in with their surroundings is especially important.
The dwarf seahorse is native to the Gulf of Mexico, Bermuda and the
Bahamas. In the USA it is found off the coast of Texas and Florida.