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Spiny Sea Dragon

A relative of the seahorse, Spiny Sea Dragons are found in the ocean depths, and are rarely seen by anyone other than deep sea divers.

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Spiny Sea Dragon

They are recognisable by their long spiny body and long snout, and their vibrant orange skin with yellow and pink stripes.

Our Spiny Sea dragons come from the unique ecological environment of  NZ's Milford Sounds. They are the only creatures of their kind  able to be seen in any aquarium in the world!

Very little is currently known about Spiny Sea Dragons, and having them at Kelly Tarlton's means that experts will be able to study them and learn about how we can potentially breed and protect them for future generations.


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