Does February 14 feel more like Singles Awareness Day? Are you tired of feeling pressured to find a date for this Thursday?
Well, cheer up. At least youre not a male seahorse.
The male Atlantic lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) might be the most romantic of the oceans inhabitants.
To fulfill the females demands for a long courtship, he engages in a marathon EIGHT HOURS of dancing, which includes spinning around, swimming by her side and changing colors and hes not even a very good swimmer.
When its time to build a family, the male seahorse takes the females eggs and carries them to term, delivering as few as five or as many as 1,500 babies.
And what does the noble male get for all of his efforts?
After the female deposits her eggs, she takes her newly trim figure and swims away.
In honor of Valentines Day, be sure to stop by the aquarium in World Alive and show these chivalrous guys some love.