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Where Dragons Still Roam... by Teh-Pandacoon Where Dragons Still Roam... by Teh-Pandacoon
Leafy Sea Dragon (Phycodurus eques)

Fun Fact!: Sea dragons do not have any predators. Their combination of excellent camouflage, tough jointed plates and sharp dorsal spines offer adequate protection. Researchers have even observed sea dragons curling up to present predators with the row of menacing spines. :nod:

Conservation Note!: Pressure from poaching for aquarium hobbyists, curio seekers and Chinese traditional medicine market. Vulnerable to pollution from run-off and storm damage to kelp reefs.

Taken at Birch Aquarium at Scripps University, CA
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jenna-daydreamer93 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
I knew this was from Birch. I recognized the lighting :D
I live an hour away from there. I love this tank the most. <3
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Teh-Pandacoon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It was gorgeous. I didn't wanna leave!
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jenna-daydreamer93 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Agreed! I'm the same way whenever I go. I could spend all day at the gigantic "kelp reef" tank.
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Teh-Pandacoon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh man, I didn't want to leave that one! It was the most calming place I've ever been.
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jenna-daydreamer93 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Exactly how I felt. I was like: "Yeah, I'll just live here now, kthnxbai."

I'm also like that at the manatee exhibit at Sea World.
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Teh-Pandacoon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Last time I went it was gone :(
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jenna-daydreamer93 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
I know! I just found that out last night! I was devastated. D: The manatees! The giant amazonian fish! The sting rays.
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Teh-Pandacoon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awwwww stingrays :(
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FuzzyxPanda Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that's very different. Another perfectly taken picture. :D
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Neven-Ebrez Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
That is so cool!
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