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Weedy Sea Dragons Get a New Perspective

With a new angle and close-up camera, the Weedy Sea Dragons are most definitely in high def on the Live Cam.

Did You Know? 

  • The tail of a male leafy sea dragon will turn bright yellow when he is ready to mate – – There is some evidence that color is influenced by habitat and available food supply. – See more here.
  • These guys are carnivores!
  • Unlike their seahorse cousins, the weedy sea dragon’s tail cannot be used for gripping.
  • Like their cousins, “sea dragon males are responsible for childbearing. But instead of a pouch, like sea horses have, male sea dragons have a spongy brood patch on the underside of the tail where females deposit their bright-pink eggs during mating. The eggs are fertilized during the transfer from the female to the male. The males incubate the eggs and carry them to term, releasing miniature sea dragons into the water after about four to six weeks,” (NatGeo).

Make like a Weedy… Sit back, relax and just… float.