After 25+ Years The Rare and Near Threatened Weedy Sea Dragon Has Been Successfully Bred at Birch Aquarium in San Diego

Attempts to breed the near threatened Weedy Sea Dragon have been a long and difficult process. The Birch Aquarium is one of the few aquariums in the world who have successfully reproduced this species in captivity.

Newly hatched Weedy Sea Dragon
Image Source: Birch Aquarium

It took them over 25 years to sucessfully hatch 2 Weedy Sea Dragons. With their numbers in the wild declining, aquariums have been working tirelessly for years to figure out how to properly reproduce and raise this species.

With this success under the Birch Aquarium’s belt, even more of these species can be reproduced and eventually re-population efforts can begin.

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