Weedy Seadragon

Weedy Seadragon

Weedy seadragons have become a “flagship” species of the southern Australian coast and are documented in Dragon Search, a database of seadragon sightings that monitors local water quality.

A database of weedy seadragon sightings, as well as other seadragon species, known as Dragon Search has been established with support from the Marine and Coastal Community Network (MCCN), Threatened Species Network (TSN), and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS), which encourages divers to report sightings.

Monitoring of populations may provide indications of local water quality. Weedy seadragons could also become an important flagship species for the often-overlooked richness of the unique flora and fauna of Australia’s south coast.

Image | © Anne Petersen, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Dragon Search, 2000; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2019)

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