by Ai Sha

One fascinating fact about seahorses is they are among the top when it comes to courting. How do the males seahorses woo their partners? By dancing.

A pair will meet up at a place near their territory and greet one another before starting their ritual. Together, they will find a holdfast to keep them from being swept away by the current. Their dance comes in two stages. First, the male, with its color almost glowing with excitement, will come up to the female and entwine his tail to hers. Together, both of them will swim slowly encircling each other like in a waltz. Then, in a coquettish manner, the seahorses bow their heads and move side by side along the sea floor with one of them lean towards the other from time to time. This dance would usually last for a few minutes every day at dawn.