Farewell Kimber Streams, Laughing Squid Contributing Editor

Our contributing editor Kimber Streams is moving on, so today is her last day at Laughing Squid. All of us here want to give her a big thanks for all her awesome posts over the last year and wish her best of luck at her new gig. And now, I turn you over to Kimber…

Scott Beale, Founder, Publisher & Editor-In-Chief

Since joining Laughing Squid in February 2013, I’ve had the privilege of working with an awesome team of bloggers as both a writer and an editor. Beginning in February, I will be joining the PC team at The Wirecutter. As such, today is my last day at Laughing Squid. I’d like to wish Laughing Squid and everyone I had the honor to work with during my time here all the best! Farewell my tentacled friends!

Kimber Streams

Big-Belly Seahorse Babies Born at the Georgia Aquarium Are Smaller Than the End of a Pencil

Big-Belly Seahorse

The big-belly seahorses, also known as Hippocampus abdominalis, at the Georgia Aquarium recently had babies, or fry. For comparison, the small fry pictured is even tinier than the end of a pencil. The Georgia Aquarium explains why it breeds big-belly seahorses on its blog:

Coral reefs and sea grass beds, which are primary real-estate for seahorses, is quickly deteriorating, and therefore reducing viable habitats for seahorses. By being able to reproduce this animal in-house, we are able to educate the public about the declining numbers of seahorses without having to directly obtain these animals from the wild. Georgia Aquarium is also in a position to donate these animals to other aquariums and spread the message of conservation.

Big-Belly Seahorse

Big-Belly Seahorse

Big-Belly Seahorse

images by Georgia Aquarium via ZooBorns

via ZooBorns, Archie McPhee