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The Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium in Coney Island has new group of seahorses native to Kings.
BROOKLYN, NY (Catholic Online) - Believed to be the only animals born to a father, rather than a mother, are finally big enough for people to see. On display, the little creatures appear no bigger than a thumb.
"In the wild, they are not doing so well. They are threatened," said Dohlin explaining that the fry, a baby seahorse, normally lives around the coral reefs off of Australia.
Due to being considered endangered by international animal experts, the aquarium decided to breed them.
Employees at the aquarium raise the fry out of the public eye, until they are about 45 days old, growing at about two inches long.
If healthy, the baby seahorses join the rest for public display.
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