Scientists and conservationists are working to breed seahorses in farms at aquariums and laboratories across the country in an effort to save the threatened creatures from disappearing.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature estimates that out of the almost 300 species in the family Syngnathidae (which includes seahorses, sea dragons and pipefish), roughly one-fifth are near-threatened or threatened with extinction. Pictured here is a lined seahorse at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla. Michelle Fisher/Mote Marine Laboratory
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.