National Geographic : 1959 Jan
(0 NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY Game but Cautious, Visitor Cecilia Ellison Meets a Horned Cowfish Tiny spikes above the eyes identify the cow fish, a pasture mate of the sea horse in the shallow flats of a Florida bay. Horns are just beginning 138 to pierce the brow of the dime-sized baby below. Young trunkfish, little larger than a pea, wears a bony box about its body, leaving only eyes, jaws, fins, and tail free. Like a coat of mail, the hard case gives protection against predators.