Saturday, October 8, 2011

Seahorses in the Thames

I don't know about you but I've always found seahorses fascinating. They're pretty, they're unusual, they mate for life -- and let's face it, they look almost magical. Today at, there's a story about finding them in the Thames:
Evidence of a colony of rare seahorses has been discovered in the Thames, during a routine fisheries survey at Greenwich, the Environment Agency said on Friday.
You always thing of these guys as living in tropical waters, no? The idea of them living near a city that gets very cold is striking. But they assure us the seahorses have been nearby for some time:
Seahorses have often been a visitor to around Britain but the agency said recent sightings suggest that there may be more permanent populations around the UK.
If you'd like to read the whole story, you'll find it here.