We examined male seahorse pouches under the microscope at different stages of pregnancy, and found they develop complex placental structures over time — in similar ways to human pregnancy.
White’s seahorse in Sydney uses seahorse hotels as temporary residence while their natural habitats recover.
Scientists have sequenced the seahorse’s genome and found the genes that could explain male pregnancy.
It’s long been known that it’s the male seahorse that gives birth to the young. But what role the father plays in the gestation is only now being revealed.