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The weedy sea dragon is found in shallow coastal waters among the kelp forests and reefs of southern and western Australia, including the southern tip of Tasmania. These slow, graceful swimmers use their olive green, yellow, purple and blue coloration, combined with their leaf-like appendages, to camouflage themselves among seaweed and sea grass.
Sea dragons are related to sea horses and pipe fish. They have the same characteristic long snout and armor-like plates covering most of their body. In addition, male sea dragons also brood their young. The female will implant 250 to 300 eggs in the soft skin of the male’s abdomen where they will develop and eventually hatch as small juveniles closely resembling the adult.
Come see our weedy sea dragons in action in the Cold Water Quest gallery.