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My Pretty Seahorse

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Airdate:July 12, 2002
Season: 3
Prod. Number: 42b
Air Number: 51b
Paired With:Club SpongeBob
Directors:Kent Osborne and Paul Tibbitt (storyboard), Tom Yasumi (animation), Derek Drymon (creative)
Writers:Kent Osborne, Paul Tibbitt
Plot:SpongeBob finds a seahorse and takes care of it. Things go bad when he tries to bring it into work.
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* On each limb of a starfish is a sensitive organ called an "eyespot" - used to probe its surroundings.
* Starfish aren't actually fish but echinoderms - Greek for "spiny skin"
* The flowers seen are based on the sea anemone - a carnivorous animal
* Octopi are considered one of the most intelligent forms of sealife
* Sea anemones use venom to paralyze prey
* Sponges were considered plants until the 18th century
* Sponges are one of the Earth's simplest forms of animal life
* Most sponges are sessile organisms - meaning they are immobile
* Sponges can absorb and pump almost five times their volume in water every minute
* Female seahorses outnumber male 5 to 1 in some areas of the world
* The seahorse is considered valuable in Chinese medicine as a multi-purpose remedy
* 30 million are captured each year for this purpose
* Seahorses tend to remain in medium-density vegetation - to hide from predators
* 19th century scientists thought seahorses were a type of insect
* Most sponges are hermaphroditic - meaning both male and female
* The courtship period for seahorses typically lasts 3 to 7 days
* The male seahorse has a front pouch for offspring - much like a kangaroo
* Seahorses are one of the few monogamous species of fish
* Seahorses are the slowest swimmers in the sea
* Octopi escape harm by releasing a cloud of black ink
* Barnacles, algae and worms often make crabs "krusty" - by adhering to their shells
* "Walking Fish" (n.): another name for the Africa
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