As has been the case with each of the 7 or 8 seahorses we have found the last 3 or 4 years, this one had it's tail wrapped around a Pterogorgia soft coral
Mating stick insects?
Ghost crabs are elusive little sand dwellers. Sort of like Jawas, but they're crabs. Also: much, much faster (and, at times, smarter).
~ janson jones,