Those of you who read last week’s Seahorse Courtship post probably guessed that my little male, Ghillie, was pregnant. (Seahorses are one of the few species exhibiting true male pregnancies.)
Note use of the past tense, “was.”
Because this morning at 7:45am, this is what I saw:
The video is 18 seconds, safe for work and kids, and shot on my iPad. I missed the first few babies (though you can see them in the video) because I looked away.
You’ll see his mate, Ceti, swim through the frame at about 15 seconds in. You may also notice that she exhibits only a passing interest in Ghillie’s contortions.
The things guys will do to get a lady’s attention…
With the babies delivered, papa swam off to eat a large – and well deserved – breakfast.
Happy Monday to all!