Image: Brendan Shepherd
Baby seahorses, or seahorse fry (no, not seafoals), look pretty much the same as their parents – only smaller and cuter. Like their parents, they are also very bad swimmers. And their tiny size and lack of swimming skills contribute to their dismal survival statistics: only five fry out of every 1,000 are thought to make it to adulthood. Still, there’s good news, as well – more on which later.