I live very near the coast and I spend a lot of time in the water. I spent 3-4 hrs today searching the bay grasses for seahorses to no avail! I really don't know where to look. Hoping someone here with some experience on their natural habitat could give me some suggestions. I have no idea on depth, water clarity, times of the day they'd be most likely to be seen, etc. We have 2 species local here: Hippocampus zosterae and Hippocampus erectus. I don't want to poke or play with them. I go out snorkeling with friends and my oldest son. Just be another neat experience.