In honor of dads and grads and in celebration of the male seahorse’s unique role in childbirth, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium’s seahorses are available for aquadoption at the special price of $50 during the month of June. Fostering a seahorse through the Aquarium’s aquadoption program is a special way to connect with an animal; leave the actual daily care to Aquarium staff while you can feel proud of your important contribution to this unique creature’s well being.
Growing up to 12 inches in height, the Pacific seahorse, Hippocampus ingens, is among the largest of the world’s seahorses and the only one to be found along the California coast. In the seahorse family, the males do all the heavy lifting, carrying eggs in their brood pouch, which are deposited there by the female. The male can give birth to hundreds of babies – known as fry – at one time.
A yearlong aquadoption of a seahorse includes a personalized packet with an adoption certificate, photo, fact sheet and a yearlong membership to Heal the Bay – and free family admission to the Aquarium for the year. Aquadopt now!