Octopus photobombs short-snouted seahorse!

An extraordinary underwater encounter has been captured by Dennis Rabeling and submitted to iSeahorse, our community science tool dedicated to seahorse science and conservation. In this stunning observation, a playful octopus managed to photobomb a short-snouted seahorse, creating a unique and captivating scene.

This remarkable sighting not only highlights the beauty and diversity of marine life but also emphasizes the importance of community science in documenting and protecting these species. The short-snouted seahorse, known for its distinctively short snout and vibrant coloration, often goes unnoticed in its natural habitat. However, thanks to the keen eye of enthusiasts like Dennis, we have a glimpse into their secretive world.

You can check out this incredible observation here.

Have you ever encountered a seahorse in the wild? Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a casual beachgoer, your sightings are invaluable. Share your observations and contribute to the conservation of these fascinating fishes by submitting your findings to iSeahorse.org.
Every sighting helps us better understand and protect these quirky fishes and their ocean homes.