This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Seahorse

Seahorse

Z605/1624

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

LOUISE MURRAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LOUISE MURRAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Seahorse (Hippocampus kuda), bred in captivity at Seahorse Ireland, the world's first seahorse farm. This species is able to change colour and camouflage among surrounding structures, such as the yellow rope in the background. The seahorses are bred in large tanks with constantly circulating water and fed on a diet of plankton and algae. Seahorse Ireland supplies animals to the aquarium trade and is developing technology that enable farmers in Asia to conserve local stocks. Female seahorses produce up to 2,000 eggs, which are transferred to the male's brood pouch for fertilisation and incubation. Many species are endangered through overfishing for the aquarium and traditional Chinese medicine trade.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}