Unsure of type of creature found in San Diego, Ca area
Location: Mission Bay San Diego, Ca.
October 18, 2011 11:07 pm
Hello! I am hoping you can help me. I was in San Diego visiting my family and the kids were playing in the water at Mission Bay in San Diego. They found an interesting creature. They called it a Sea Horse when they were presenting it to us. However, as you can see this really isn’t a sea horse, even though it has a face like one. It’s body is rough and seems to be rigid. I have no idea what it is, do you know?
Signature: Hayes Girls


Dear Hayes Girls,
You found a Pipefish in the family Syngnathidae which also includes Sea Horses.  Here is a link to Aquatic Community with some information.  There is a wealth of other information on Pipefish on the internet.

Location: California

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