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University of Texas at Austin

Dwarf Seahorse Captures a Copepod

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Caption: Seahorses have heads perfectly shaped to sneak up on copepods without alerting them, because the area just above and forward of their nostrils produces no fluid disturbance. This video shows a seahorse sneaking up and capturing a copepod.

Credit: Brad Gemmell, Ed Buskey and Jian Sheng.

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