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The Birth of Weedy Seadragon

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jul 26, 2012 11:40 AM
Congratulations to SeaWorld Orlando on the rare birth of one of their weedy seadragons! This is the first such successful hatching at any SeaWorld facility and only the fourth ever in the United States. We have a video of the rare event.
The Birth of Weedy Seadragon

The male weedy seadragon with his precious cargo

The female weedy seadargon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) laid close to 100 eggs in June 2012, depositing them on the spongy underside of the male's tail; As with seahorses, the males carry the eggs to term.  This week, the first eggs began to hatch!

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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