Just recently, a group of eight male and female seahorses were brought to the Oceanarium in Bournemouth, Dorset.
Apparently, when these small creatures first got here, marine biologists and aquarium employees alike were pretty much unaware that some new representatives of this species were well on their way.
Fortunately, there was enough food to go around both for the parents, and for the newly born marine youngsters.
For the time being, the fifteen tiny seahorses which took their caregivers by surprise are only 3 mm (about 0.1 inches) long, but if all goes well, they might just grow to be a staggering 127 mm (approximately 5 inches).
Seeing how this species is well on the way of becoming an endangered one, as a result of the destruction of its natural habitat, it is our belief that this piece of news will bring joy to environmentalists and conservationists worldwide.