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The seahorse is a small species of vertebrate that is found in the tropical shallow and temperate waters around the world. Yes, seahorses are fish. They stay around coral reefs where there is plenty of food and places for them to hide. The seahorses have no teeth and no stomach. Food passes through their digestive systems to quickly, they must eat almost constantly to stay alive.

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The California grunion found only on the Southern California coast is well-known for its unique springtime spawning behavior. Breeding takes place not in the water, but at extreme high tides on sandy beaches on nights just after the full moon and the new moon between March and August.

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Live-bearing fishes are those that, like humans, give birth to live offspring. Mating is necessary for live-bearing fish; the female fish is internally fertilized by the male fish, and carries the fry for about a month before delivering them. Upon delivery, the babies swim off, hide, and begin searching for food.

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MANY fishes simply release their eggs and sperm into the water and pay no attention at all to the fertilized eggs, but other fishes build nests and guard the eggs and young.

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Honeybees, unlike hornets, seldom sting people. Since honeybees are extremely sensitive to environmental changes and susceptible to mites and pesticides, they are having difficulty surviving in the countryside. Ginza is a surprisingly suitable environment. Even though Tokyo’s air is polluted with exhaust fumes, it’s not fumes but pesticide that is now the leading threat to honeybees. A bee’s life span is only about a month, whatever toxins they might get from the air don’t accumulate to any great extent in their bodies. Honeybees only fly in the sky for a week to 10 days, and they spend the rest of their lives cleaning their hives, according to a veteran beekeeper.

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The most expensive commercial district in Tokyo, Ginza, is world-famous for luxury shopping and dining, and far from the country image of nature with business buildings, shops and restaurants dominating the landscape.

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