It's the male sea horse that's the mother! The female lays her eggs into the male's pouch, where he incubates them until they hatch. The male continues to care for the young sea horses until they are mature.
Tasmania is home to a multi-million-dollar sea horse breeding industry. This farm supplies sea horses for the aquarium trade, medical research and Chinese medicine. It's hoped that this industry will guarantee the survival of the species in the wild.
I love the feel of soft sand and leafy sea grasses beneath my feet and have a romantic fantasy that one day I'll be fortunate enough to swim with a sea horse in the wild.