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Due to their peculiar features, weedy sea dragons blend in very well with their surrounding environment. Often confused for seaweed or floating pieces of kelp, weedy sea dragons generally reach around 12 inches in length and change colors depending on their surroundings.

Weedy sea dragons are native to western and southern Australia, as well as parts of Tasmania. They are very popular in home aquariums, and because of this, they are traded on the black market. Populations are considered threatened and the Australian government has responded by creating conservation zones.

  • grant: $468,000 - Aquarium of the Pacific

    To support the Aquarium’s educational programs and research projects.

  • topic: marine life

  • location: long beach

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Weedy Sea Dragons at Aquarium of the Pacific

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Weedy seadragons are found only in Australian coastal waters where they are most commonly found in a thin strip of shallow water along the coastline. Although they appear to be seaweed when drifting in the water column almost motionless, weedy seadragons are actually bony fish. They are related to seahorses, pipefish, and seamoths.

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location: Long Beach, CA

best hours: 8:00am - 7:00pm

time zone: Pacific Time

links: Aquarium of the Pacific
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NGO: Aquarium of the Pacific

grant: $468,000

location: Long Beach

mission: To support the Aquarium’s educational programs and research projects.

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Due to their peculiar features, weedy sea dragons blend in very well with their surrounding environment. Often confused for seaweed or floating pieces of kelp, weedy sea dragons generally reach around 12 inches in length and change colors depending on their surroundings.

Weedy sea dragons are native to western and southern Australia, as well as parts of Tasmania. They are very popular in home aquariums, and because of this, they are traded on the black market. Populations are considered threatened and the Australian government has responded by creating conservation zones.

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