Wednesday, August 02, 2006


The weedy sea dragon is basically an elongated seahorse but those familiar with chinese art will see why they get their name:
weedy sea dragon

Lit up like this by the strobe of my camera their beautiful colours are exposed and they look spectacular but they are almost impossible to see in the kelp where they live. I spent several minutes trying to work out what my buddy was pointing to before this one swam forward and revealed itself.

weedy 2

like all seahorses and pipefish it is the male weedy sea dragon that gets pregnant. Note the pinkish eggs under his tail.

1 comment:

Crafty Green Poet said...

That has to be one of those creatures which makes you say: wow is that real? Gorgeous!