Friday, April 4, 2008

Leafy Sea Dragon

The leafy sea dragon, Phycodurus eques, is a marine fish related to the seahorse.While not large by sea monster standards, they are very large for sea horses, growing at least 18 inches (45 cm). hey have become endangered through pollution and industrial runoff as well as collection by fascinated divers who are entranced by their unique appearance.


Chandira said...

They have some of those in a tank at the Seattle Aquarium, and I will never forget when one swam up to me and nuzzled against my finger through the glass! I fell in love. They are so pretty.

Anonymous said...

What incredible creatures. God has created such variety for our enjoyment.