Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fact of the Day: Sea-Monster Horsie

The Seahorse's scientific name is Hippocampus. It is derived from two Greek words meaning "sea monster" and "horse". 

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  1. It sounds so much like hippocanthus which is an area of the brain. Sea monster? But they're so cute.

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    1. that area is also known as the hippocampus, the area of the brain was named after it's resemblance to the sea-horse.

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  2. in german hippocanthus is hippocampus :D

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  3. Not monster! It is beautiful and graceful! :)

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  4. Hardly a monster, though. It's just too cute.

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  5. Agree with the first comment....sounds like a brain part, which must mean they're smart, right? :D

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  6. we do love them so mysterious

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  7. Fascinating! I knew what "hippo" meant but not "campus." Thanks for the info!

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  8. And....in the world of sea horses, the males give birth!

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  9. Nina beat me to it: the males give birth, not the females.

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  10. Males giving birth, yeah that is a monster lol

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  11. I was fascinated with them as a kid.

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  12. I love seahorses! We have a great restaurant with that name in Helsinki! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  13. I always wished I could have my own!

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  14. You know, I've heard of the word Hippocampus but have long since forgotten what it meant. I love sea horses and am enthralled with the different kinds, like the leafy sea dragon. They are all amazing but those are something special.

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