A male weedy sea dragon at the Monterey Bay Aquarium has had a brood of over 80 babies. This makes the aquarium only the fifth in the world to breed weedy sea dragon or "weedies" for short. As with seahorses, male sea dragons carry and hatch the babies.
Nina Sen is a frequent contributor to Live Science’s Life’s Little Mysteries series: an exploration and explanation of our world’s phenomena, both natural and man-made. She also writes astronomy photo stories for Live Science's sister site Space.com.