Weedy Seadragon

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Photo and caption by Richard Wylie

The camouflage that Weedy seadragons use to hide in the temperate marine vegetation they derive their name from, is so successful that once they reach adulthood they have no natural predators. Unfortunately they are still at risk due to habitat destruction. The males of the species carry the bright pink, fertilized eggs underneath their tale for about two months before the fully formed young hatch and are left to fend for themselves.

Location: Flinders Pier, Flinders, Victoria, Australia

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