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Kingdom of the Sea Horse (#2410)

The sea horse is an elusive sea creature that holds an almost irresistible allure. Living in coastal waters around the world--from Nova Scotia to Tasmania--it's a mysterious, beautiful, graceful animal that carries a very unique trait: only the males become pregnant and give birth. This program follows biologist Amanda Vincent as she researches the complex behaviors and breeding habits of the sea horse, as well as the growing trade of sea horses for use in traditional Chinese medicines and household aquariums around the world. With sea horse populations dwindling, Vincent travels to a remote Philippine island where he establishes a conservation program with startling results. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
440 episodes
Average Episode Length
61 minutes
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