VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., (WVEC) -- A family, along with the help of Chesapeake Bay Foundation, rescued 10 seahorses tangled in a net Thursday.
The Brandis family and Megan Flynn found a fishing net on the beach covered in seaweed, barnacles and oysters — and seahorses tangled in the net, Virginia Communications Coordinator Kenny Fletcher said.
PHOTOS: Family rescues seahorses caught in net
The seahorses were transferred to a bucket with water and pieces of seaweed, he said.
"The ten seahorses became 50 or more as one of the males gave birth in the bucket," CBF Hampton Roads Grassroots Manager Tanner Council said in an email.
Foundation staff helped transfer the seahorses to a safe location in their natural habitat—the grasses of the nearby Lynnhaven River.
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