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5 Cool Facts About Leafy Sea Dragons

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Corinne W.

Kids_Post_LeafySeaDragonLeafy sea dragons are one of the coolest animals. Here are five reasons why:

  1. They’re related to sea horses.
  2. They live off the coast of South and East Australia.
  3. So many divers started taking the Leafy Sea Dragon home as pets that the Australian government had to start protecting them. They are listed in South Australia as a Totally Protected Species. They are Near Threatened, which means they may be an endangered species in the future.
  4. The Leafy Sea Dragon has no known predators. Their leafy camouflage and spiny fins keep large fish from snacking on them.
  5. They slurp up their food, using their long snout like a drinking straw.

Read about more cool sea creatures and check out these books from the library.

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