Last week, Giant Pacific Seahorses (Hippocampus ingens) were added to the Indo-Pacific Waters tank in Seahorses: Beyond Imagination. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, this species is rare throughout its range in the Eastern Pacific and is classified as vulnerable. It is one of the largest species of seahorses, reaching lengths of eight inches or more. (This is a good contrast to its neighbor to the left in the gallery, the Dwarf Seahorse, which is considered one of the smallest seahorses in the world.)
This species is bright yellow, which may imply it is easy to spot, but this coloration is an almost perfect match for the yellow faux-coral in the lower right of the exhibit. They seem to like to latch onto this bit of scenery, making them rather difficult to pick out.