If the seahorse had a blunter face, it would displace too much water as it slowly inches towards its prey. And once it's near? Well, check out this video.
We especially love this video because it changes the way we see seahorses--not just as jewel-like, impossibly delicate creatures clutching with their tails to sprigs of seaweed. They're not just decorative baubles: they're highly specialized hunters, with a whopping 90 percent success rate when pouncing. That makes them much more effective hunters than, say, a lion. Amazing!
Read more at Scientific American.