"It is an all you can eat buffet for these creatures"
Seahorses feed on small crustaceans, especially
brine shrimp that roam around on the ocean floor; small
fish, mysids and plankton.
They have a long snout that is used to suck up the
small organisms into its cylindrical mouth. Since seahorses can not swim very
fast, they latch onto sea grass
or coral and
wait for their meal to appear. It is easy for them to hide since
they blend into their surroundings. Once the creature appears, in a quick motion
the seahorse snatches the small organism by sucking it through its snout. They
cannot chew the organism because a seahorse does not have any teeth.
Taken by David Hall