Image: Joanne Merriam
Two Potbelly seahorses holding tails at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga.
If you need inspiration this Valentine’s Day, look no further. Seahorses can teach humans many a lesson when it comes to courtship. They hold hands (uh, tails), change colours, swim snout-to-snout, and whirl around in unison for days before engaging in a “true courtship dance” that lasts about eight hours. What’s more, when one thing finally leads to another, it is the male of the species that becomes pregnant and carries the offspring.