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Meet Levi

Lab Note #6
Sep 29, 2014

This week's addition to the seahorse family is Levi. She is a female Hippocampus kuda , one of the smooth seahorse species. We found it her in off a little island called Koh Yao Noi in Phang-nga province on the Andaman (west) Coast. She measured 10.4  cm tall. We found her in a rocky area  in about 3 meters of water, at one of the sites with the worst visibility! Less than 0.5 meters! But still we found 7 seahorses on that dive. This spot was a hotspot on the Andaman Coast : ) We also found another species - H.comes - the tigertail seahorse in the same area.  If you want to check out Koh Yao Noi on Google Maps here are the coordinates:     8° 5'14.68"N ,   98°37'31.63"E.

Thanks to Jen for helping us welcome her and supporting my research : ) 

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