Male Sea Dragon Gives Birth

Did you know that similar to sea horses, the male sea dragon is responsible for bearing young? The female sea dragon deposits her eggs on the male’s spongy tail. He then incubates the eggs for 30-40 days. When the eggs are about to hatch, he gives his tail a shake to help the eggs detach and help the babies to break free of the eggs.

Watch the birth of a weedy sea dragon in action at SeaWorld Orlando:

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