Einar's Photos | Zoo-ology | Leafy Sea Dragon
Related to seahorses and native to the southern coasts of Australia. Phycodurus eques is the scientific name for these charismatic creatures, which are the marine emblem of the state of South Australia. The Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in La Jolla where this image was made, has an active seahorse breeding program. Also see the Weedy Sea Dragon image in this album.