Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sandy the Seahorse Watercolor 9x12

I love the sea and the marine life.  Here are some fun facts about Seahorses.

 Did you know?

*International protection was provided to seahorses on May 15th, 2004.
*Zebra stripes and spots, are two patterns that seahorses come in.
*A herd, is the term a group of seahorses are known as.
*Seahorses are unable to curl their tail backwards.
*Seahorses belong to the Teleost suborder or bony fish group.
*The average lifespan of a seahorse in the wild is estimated to be 1 to 5 years.
*A seahorse that is two weeks old can consume 3000 to 4000 brine shrimp in a day.
*Seahorses are monogamous,  they mate for life. Each morning, they will come together, dance, change their color, twirl around with linked tails and then separate for the rest of the day.  While mating, seahorses utter musical sounds.
*Seahorses are the only animals in the entire animal kingdom in which the male has babies. 
*Seahorses are at risk because about twenty-five million of them are being traded around the world, in a span of a year.

This whimsical little baby seahorse is enjoying a swim an blowing bubbles. Aqua, Blue, Green, Orange and yellow colors. She is for sale in my Etsy shop HERE

TITLE: Sandy the Seahorse
SIZE: 9" x 12" inches (216 x 279 Ca. MM) Original Watercolor.
MEDIA: Artist Grade Watercolor paints
SURFACE: Canson Montval 140lb Watercolor Paper..

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