SEAHORSES & PIPEFISH

Seahorses are one of the most intriguing and captivation species of marine life.   They are small, elusive, and are named for their heads, which are shaped like miniature horses. They are monogamous and some species mate for life. Searching for mates can be difficult since seahorses are poor swimmers, found in low densities and rely on camouflage to hide from predators.  Under the Frederiksted Pier In St. Croix, dive guides frequently observe the Longsnout Seahorse.  They are difficult to find for the untrained scuba diver eye, yet a real treat when discovered. Best to hire a guide if you want to be sure to see one!