Pregnant male seahorses support up to 1,000 growing babies by forming a placenta
By Jessica Suzanne Dudley, Postdoctoral Fellow, Macquarie University
Camilla Whittington, Senior lecturer, University of Sydney
We examined male seahorse pouches under the microscope at different stages of pregnancy, and found they develop complex placental structures over time — in similar ways to human pregnancy.
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- Wednesday, September 15, 2021