Thursday, December 14, 2006

Leafy Sea Dragon

And now a picture of one of the Dragon's favorite relatives, the Leaf Sea Dragon. I have often wondered of the synchronicity by which this most psychedelic of creatures, happens to have the initials LSD. Posted for no reason, besides these are so freakin' cool!
Sea Dragons are arguably the most spectacular and mysterious of all ocean fish. Though close relatives of sea horses, sea dragons have larger bodies and leaf-like appendages which enable them to hide among floating seaweed or kelp beds. Sea dragons feed on larval fishes and amphipods, such as and small shrimp-like crustaceans called mysids ("sea lice"), sucking up their prey in their small mouths. Many of these amphipods feed on the red algae that thrives in the shade of the kelp forests where the sea dragons live.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Sea Dragons are kick ass. Donavan, Jami, and I went to see some japanese punk bands(polyiscs & exgirl) in Dallas but needed to kill some time so we went to the conspiracy museum and the Dallas aquarium. Texas is a very strange place... It was a childrens aquarium but you entered through the top floor which is the canopy of their rain forest and the first thing you see is a bar. We got our tall saphire + tonics and wondered through watching monkeys birds manatees sharks etc. The best part of the aqurium was the giant reef tanks and the sea dragon tank that we just watched for what seemed like eternity.....Once again pass the shrooms please. I emailed you some pics.

Hope all is well
Iain De Sane