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     Pacific seahorses are always in competition for space to live, food and mates. They are also predators, by eating Pacific Seahorse eaten by Scorpionfishsmall crustaceans. But on the other hand, they are also prey for bigger fish (flatheads, tuna, rods, trumpeters, snappers and perches), rays, crabs, penguins and other birds that live near the water. These organisms classified as primary consumers because they eat plankton or secondary consumers because they eat little crustaceans that are primary consumers. Seahorses can not be on the top of the food chain (or classified as tertiary consumers) because they are eaten by bigger predators such as fish, rays and humans.
     Seahorses technically fall in love. They are monogamous and no seahorse has been observed to leave its mate unless one dies. A female will stayTwo Hearts clip art put where as the male will take a risk and go search for a single female.
     Pacific seahorses also have encounters with humans. Humans have destroyed the habitats of the seahorses and the seahorses are becoming extinct. Seahorses have been over harvested for medicine, pet trade and food. In the past in Europe, seahorses have been used for medicine purposes to treat fevers, baldness, infertility, rabies and more. Today seahorses are being used over in Asia to treat fatigue, throat infections, asthma, sexual dysfunction, skin diseases, mental diseases and many more.  
     Pacific seahorses and seahorses in general are exporShip clip artted all over the world. Thailand alone exports over 15 tons of dried seahorses per year and Vietnam exports about 5 tons. Because of the over harvesting of seahorses for food, medicine and pets, all seahorses are on the endangered list.

Picture above taken by Ethan Gordon