Black seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) is a wonderful creation of nature. In previous years this extraordinary creature could easily be seen in the coastal areas of the Crimean beaches of the South-Western part of the Black sea and the Kerch Strait, most of the Crimean coast. Exotic look of a sea horse was the cause of its almost complete disappearance, because only a very lazy Spa visitor didn’t take home a fun souvenir of the black sea. And the demand gave rise to increase the production of souvenir…
Now the status of a sea horse, by which he dwells in the red book of Ukraine – a vulnerable species. In 1980-90-ies were caught with hundreds of thousands of individuals skate, recreational areas almost disappeared, so in 1994 the black sea seahorse included in the Red book of Ukraine, its catch was forbidden.
If you look at mythology, we can see that the sea God Neptune rode in a chariot drawn by sea horses. “Horse” he was small in stature – not more than 30 centimeters, and the dwarf members of this genus have long, or tall, just 3 inches. The unusual body shape of this creature actually resembles a horse, but rather the figure of a horse from chess. Continue reading