Mote Aquarium - Seahorse
N 27° 19.993 W 082° 34.650
17R E 343940 N 3024329
Quick Description: Located inside Mote Marine's aquarium this little Seahorse may be as endangered a species as this Mold-a-Rama so stop horsing around and get on over to this fine waymark!
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/25/2011 5:01:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMAKKX
Seahorse are in fact on the edge of extinction.
These remarkable creatures, fish really, live in coastal and estuarine habitats the world over. Seahorses, sea dragons and pipefish have adaptations that are unlike those of any other fish: tube like mouths, exquisite grasping tails, rigid bodies, rotating eyes that move independently and the ability to change color to match the surrounding plants. Human development has destroyed a large portion of their natural habitats around the world, and fisheries harvest, based primarily on folk medicinal uses and souvenir production (the dried carcasses are sold as souvenirs..) results in a kill of 200,000,000 seahorses each year......
from website at www.lizasreef.com/HOPE%20FOR%20THE%20OCEANS/seahorses.htm
On a lighter note - a scene from a SpongeBob SquarePants episode
called "My Pretty Seahorse"
Mr. Krabs: Ahh! A monster, scaring away me customers!
SpongeBob SquarePants: That's no monster, Mr. Krabs. That's my seahorse. She's my friend. I call her Mystery.
Mr. Krabs: You're a mystery, SpongeBob.
Be a mystery too! Slap down 2 clams for a seahorse of your own!
Type of Statue: Seahorse
Cost of Statue: 2.00 (listed in local currency)
Associated Cost: 17.00 (listed in local currency)
Hours of Operation: From: 10:00 AM To: 5:00 PM
Additional Mold-a-Ramas: Not Listed
1) Visit the Mold-a-Rama
2) buy a souvenier if you want
3) if you can, take a picture of you enjoying your new purchase!