CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A woman snorkeling in the Gulf of Mexico rescued a tiny seahorse that was tangled and trapped in fishing line in a pile of garbage, and now the creature is a webcam star at a Florida aquarium.
The inch-and-a-half seahorse was rescued by the snorkeler Sunday. She carefully untangled the line, put it in a water bottle and rushed to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, made famous in the Dolphin Tale movies, about a rescued dolphin without a tail.
The seahorse was given a name — Frito — and placed in a tank. It’s female, and the aquarium hopes she makes a full recovery so she can return to the Gulf. In the meantime, see Frito live on the aquarium’s webcam at https://www.seewinter.com/animals/webcams/frito-seahorse.