Last updated on November 15th, 2019 at 09:43 pm
This image has been available in our booth for about a year.
Nancy took this picture at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Leafy sea dragons live in the coastal waters all along the southern edge of Australia. They rely on camouflage for protection. Like seahorses, the males care for the eggs. After they hatch the young sea dragons are on their own. They grow to about ten inches. In the wild, only 5% live to maturity. In captivity, the survival rate just went above zero for the first time. Sea Dragons have been protected by the Australian government since the early 1990s.
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