Seahorses are interesting inhabitants of the depths of the sea, today we will color them with felt-tip pens and colored pencils. Collect the children and go! 🙂
It’s hard to believe, but in antiquity seahorses were feared and considered chthonic creatures. The Chinese are sure that skates restore masculine strength, and Europeans decorate their aquariums with them. Here are 3 things you didn’t know about seahorses 🙂
1. Unlike most fish, which swim belly down, the seahorse swims upright to mimic sea reeds and grasses and thus protect itself from predators. In fact, some species of seahorse, such as the rag-horse, imitate plants even better, as they have evolved to look just like the leaves around them.
2. The Latin name for the seahorse is Hippocampus. Interestingly, humans have a part of the brain that is also called the hippocampus because it resembles a seahorse in shape.
3. A pair of seahorses enter into a “marriage union” for life and prefer to swim together, intertwining their tails, so as not to lose each other in the currents. Each morning, pairs of seahorses dance together to confirm their partnership.