Poseidon’s Steed: the Story of Seahorses, from Myth to Reality
Helen Scales (St John’s 1996)
Poseidon’s Steed trails the seahorse through secluded waters across the globe in a kaleidoscopic history that mirrors man's centuries-old fascination with the animal, sweeping from the reefs of Indonesia, through the back streets of Hong Kong and back in time to ancient Greece and Rome.
Marine biologist Helen Scales eloquently shows that seahorses are indeed fish, though scientists have long puzzled over their exotic anatomy and their very strange sex lives - male seahorses being the only males in the animal world that experience childbirth.
Publication Date: 5 November 2009
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Added: 28 January 2010
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