New Infographic: Whale You Be Our Valentine?

Published February 14, 2014

In celebration of Valentine's Day, our newest infographic is all about love in the aquatic world!

Did you know? A courtship dance between mated seahorses can last more than 7 hours! While mating, some seahorses change color and twirl around with their tails linked!

Male humpback whales breach and do acrobatic stunts in the hopes that their moves will "woo" their chosen females!

Check out our infographic for even more animal love facts:

national aquarium love infographic

Want to share our infographic with your animal-loving friends? Click here to "spread the love" via Facebook!

Happy Valentine's Day! 

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