PHOTOS: Oldest Seahorses Found; Help Solve Mystery

PHOTOS: Oldest Seahorses Found; Help Solve Mystery
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Researchers TomazÿHitij (left) and Jure Žalohar (right) investigate plates of gray siltstone in Slovenia in an undated photo.

Stone plates like these contain the oldest fossils of seahorses ever found, and this region is the only known site with fossils of extinct seahorse species.

More fossil seahorses will likely be found in similar sediments in neighboring central European countries, Žalohar said in April 2009.
—Photograph courtesy Maja Hitij
 
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