This seahorse tends to be small and brownish almost! he is very unique.
A small female individual measuring approximately 25-35mm in total length.
Possibility this is the same individual as one seen at the same location a few days earlier as the species, size, and approx depth (22) are all similar to the earlier observation : http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1343920
However confirming the likelihood that this observation is of the same individual was not possible so separate observation created.
A female seen within 200m of 2 other sea horses, one being a pregnant male approximately 150m away in distance and 7 meters deeper than this indivudal.
Found feeding, became quite animated upon being observed, attempted temporary swimming followed by playing dead and repeating the process again, making measuring length especially tricky.
A large pregnant male holding onto the cast of an old dead tube anemone.
Found at 24m depth at a location known for sporadic sea horse sightings.
Found on a muck habitat with sand/silt dominated substrate.
A small female individual found holding onto algae in a muck habitat with sand and silt dominated substrate.
No other individuals were found in the vicinity on that particular dive.
Sighting at approx 19m depth, full length of indivudal measured between 30-35mm (it stretched itself to full length before the play dead behaviour).
Finally got a good photo of this elusive species. They aren't uncommon, but hang out in very small caves and recede when you shine your light in there.