Animal of the day – 4/11/2011 – The Leafy Sea Dragon

The Leafy Sea Dragon

The animal of the day is the Leafy Sea Dragon. (Did you know:  Seadragons are often washed ashore after storms, as unlike their relative the seahorse, seadragons cannot curl their tail and hold onto seagrass to stay safe.

Like seahorses, the males take responsibility for the young! The feed on plankton, small fish and small shrimp [though they don’t have any teeth! Which is rare for an animal that eats shrimp].

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