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CLIP 7193

Seahorses off the south coast of Britain

Seahorses off the south coast of Britain
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Key Info
  • Seahorses off the south coast of Britain
  • Duration: 05:05
  • Presenter Kate Humble scuba dives off Studland Bay and finds a pregnant male spiny sea horse. Many people think that seahorses are exclusively tropical but some species are temperate. They are also unusual in that the male seahorse becomes pregnant after the eggs are fertilised externally. The ecology of these specialised fish and the threats to their survival are discussed. This clip is published as part of Autumnwatch 2008: bbc.co.uk/autumnwatch. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Bio: Environment - Habitat

  • Keywords: reproduction, pregnancy, camouflage, spine, offspring, Autumnwatch
Ideas for use in class
  • Use to illustrate that some animals reproduce in unusual ways.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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