Posted on June 5, 2014 at 6:00 am
By Corinne W.
Leafy sea dragons are one of the coolest animals. Here are five reasons why:
- They’re related to sea horses.
- They live off the coast of South and East Australia.
- 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.
- The Leafy Sea Dragon has no known predators. Their leafy camouflage and spiny fins keep large fish from snacking on them.
- They slurp up their food, using their long snout like a drinking straw.
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