Wednesday, 8 August 2007
Our little friend, The Leafy Sea Dragon
The Leafy Sea Dragon (Phycodurus Eques), is the official marine emblem of South Australia and is native to our temperate waters.
They grow to about 45 cms. and are not preyed upon by species other than humans.
They have become endangered through pollution, and fascinated divers who are entranced by their unique appearance, and have been officially protected by the Australian government.
This little sea dragon was just waiting to be photographed and then left alone in the waters off Wool Bay, on Yorke Peninsula before attending the biennial “Leafy Sea Dragon Festival” which will attract over 7000 participants and visitors on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula.
Why not Click on him and get a better view?