Pregnant male weedy seadragon video

Thanks to Nicola Stephenson who shared this with me on Facebook.

One of the most enduringly fascinating aspects of seahorses and seadragons is the fact that the male cares for the babies until they hatch. The female lays her eggs into a sac or onto the tail of the male and he carries them until the young are born.

Here is an absolutely beautiful extract from the BBC One documentary Life which shows the courtship dance of the weedy seadragons and some incredible footage of the male giving birth.

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