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A Pregnant Male Seahorse Is About To Give Birth. Don’t Take Your Eyes Off Of His Abdomen!

Seahorses are fascinating and unique creatures. They are among the only animal species on the planet in which the male carries and gives birth to the babies. They are equipped with a brood pouch on their front side. When mating, the female deposits her eggs into this pouch for him to fertilize. He carries the eggs in the pouch until they are ready to hatch.

The video below shows the male seahorse giving birth to the babies. When they hatch, they are released into the water. You won’t even believe your eyes when you see how many he shoots out! They can release up to 2,000 babies! Fewer than five in 1,000 survive to adulthood. But look how tiny and adorable they are!!

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