Snorkel Mosman - Seahorses


Seahorses are fascinating animals, as their biology surprises the animal world again and again. Their eyes move independently, just like chameleons, meaning they can look in two different directions at once. The male seahorse has a pouch and gives birth to live young.

Two species of seahorse which can be found at Chowder Bay are the White’s Seahorse (Hippocampus whitei) and the Pot-bellied Seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis).


Information sources:

  • Davey, K. 2009. A photographic guide to Seashore Life of Australia. New Holland Publishers, Sydney.
  • Norman, M and Reid, A. 2000. Guide to squid, cuttlefish and octopus of Australasia. The Gould League of Australia, Sydney.