BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - More than 200 babies from the Lined Seahorse family have been born over the last few weeks at the SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium in Bloomington.
Officials say 150 of the 200 seahorses were born in the last week. The most recent babies are less than a half-inch long, while the older juveniles are nearing 4 inches long.
In addition, the aquarium currently has a male Tiger Tail Seahorse displaying signs of pregnancy, officials said. This species has yet to be bred at SEA LIFE.
The aquarium's curator says that the more seahorses born in captivity equates to less being taken from the wild.
SEA LIFE Minnesota is partnering with Bundles of Love, a nonprofit , that in 2011 provided baby items to about 6,100 families. Any guests that donate new baby wipes or diapers will receive $5 off of admission now through July 22.
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