Sitting on the dolphin next to the MBL MRC dock. Seen from 20 m. Unmistakeable.
Stranded and moribund specimen. Expired shortly after collection. Salvaged for AMNH collection.
We were replacing channel markers with winter sticks for the season when I noticed this seahorse had hitched a ride on the tackle for marker #5 into the Falmouth Harbor Masters work boat. I snapped a few pictures and returned this one back to the bay as soon as possible. We had heard of them being around this area but it was the first time we had the pleasure of observing one up close and personal.
This area is loaded with mute swans.
A small group of trees bordered the bike path that runs from Falmouth to Woods Hole.