Seahorses are fish. They have a head shaped like that of a horse, breathe through gills and swim upright using the fins on their backs. They have eyes that can turn in different directions like a chameleon, and a clasping tail like a monkey for holding on to sea plants. Male seahorses have a ‘pouch’ like female kangaroos and they gives birth to offspring. The female lays her eggs in the male’s pouch where he fertilises them and when they are ready, the babies hatch out of the pouch into the water! Locally the Knysna seahorse is the best known as it is highly endangered.