Last week David Tweedie found a small seahorse lying on the beach near the pony pen.
The seahorse is an interesting marine critter. It is a fish (in the genus Hippocampus) that swims in an upright position. Its tail is curled, and is capable of grasping seaweed to stay anchored.
Seahorses exhibit an unusual reproductive method of operation. They court for hours, after which the female deposits eggs in the male's brood pouch. After fertilizing the eggs, the male carries the eggs until they hatch. Meanwhile, the female returns daily for a short "morning greeting."
Check the Internet for more fascination information about these curious creatures.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is research into the origin of the Ocracoke Island Wahab family. You can read the
article here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news022115.htm.