We Interrupt This Blog for 100 Birth Announcements

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!

3 thoughts on “We Interrupt This Blog for 100 Birth Announcements

  • January 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    This was so neat! Thanks for sharing. It is much nicer to see this! LOL
    🙂 Kate

  • January 23, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Oh my word, how did you catch THAT on video? That is wild! I love it!

    • January 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks Gena! I knew he was due this weekend, so I got up early every morning and watched. When he started having contractions, I grabbed the iPad. Fortunately, I had it on and ready when the moment came!

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