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12/14/09: Poseidon's Steed

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By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – Marine biologist Helen Scales became fascinated with seahorses as a child, and it's easy to see why. They are the only animal on earth whose males give birth to the young; they change colors like chameleons, have prehensile tails like monkeys and pouches like kangaroos. Scales went on a 10-year journey to learn about the myths and the realities of seahorses. Monday, she joins us to talk about their beauty and the dangers they now face.

  • Helen Scales' 10 Top Tips for Saving Our Seahorses
  • The Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy, Utah, will open its new exhibit "Seahorse Symphony" on Saturday, December 19th. The new permanent exhibit features 4 species of seahorses and 4 species of pipefish. For more information, call (801) 355-FISH (3474)or click here
  • Project Seahorse

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