Video: UBC researchers capture live birth of seahorses

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      This isn't something you see every day.

      Two researchers linked to UBC, master's student Clayton Manning and alumna Meagan Abele, watched a very pregnant male give birth to tiny creatures from his abdomen.

      Females drop their eggs inside the male's pouch where they're fertilized.

      Manning and Abele are working with Project Seahorse at a conservation project in Port Stephens, Australia.

      “Many of the males we’re finding are super pregnant and ready to burst," Abele said in a UBC news release. "It’s surreal to watch it happen.”