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A Few Amazing Facts About the Weedy Seadragon

The small weedy seadragon grows to just 1.5 feet, which is astonishing considering they don’t have stomachs! “They eat almost constantly and over wide areas, feeding on mysid shrimp and other small crustaceans, plankton, and larval fish.”

Weedy seadragons also have an individually unique look as researchers doing population density studies have determined that individual seadragons can be identified by facial patterns.

When it comes to breeding season, “Like their seahorse relatives, male seadragons brood the eggs…  His skin, soft at the time the eggs are first embedded, becomes hardened to form a cup around each egg to hold it securely for the 6-8 weeks incubation.” Read more about the Weedy Seadragon at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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