Several views of the leafy sea dragon (@Phycodurus@ @eques@) showing shreds and patches of weed-like appendages which camouflage the creature in what may be o ne of nature's best acts of mimicry. Looking like a tangled bed of floating ke lp, this fish flows through an aquarium setting of algae made to look like his natural habita t in chilly ocean depths of 15 meters off the shore of Flinders. The fascinati ng leafy sea dragon sucks up microorganisms with his tubular snout and has a bo ny exterior to protect him from predators that are not fooled by his disguise.
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