Female seahorses cheat on their mate when they can no longer smell him
Monogamous female seahorses cheat on their male partners when they can’t smell them any more.
“Seahorses can express incredible loyalty affection once a pair has bonded during the reproductive season,” says Dong Zhang at the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences in Shanghai.
The curvy-tailed couples usually stay together for months or years. They live within a few metres of each other meet up at daylight for “morning greetings” that reinforce their bond – swimming in parallel, brightening their …