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Seadragons and Seahorses at the Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium has built what is believed to be one of the world's largest habitats for the surreal and mythical sea dragons outside Australia, where the native populations are threatened by pollution, warming oceans and the illegal pet and alternative medicine trades.

A leafy seadragon at the Birch Aquarium in this undated photo.

A leafy seadragon at the Birch Aquarium in this undated photo.

Credit: Birch Aquarium

A weedy seadragon at the Birch Aquarium in this undated photo.

A weedy seadragon at the Birch Aquarium in this undated photo.

Credit: Birch Aquarium

A leafy seadragon at the Birch Aquarium in this undated photo.

A leafy seadragon at the Birch Aquarium in this undated photo.

Credit: Birch Aquarium

Seahorses at the Birch Aquarium in this undated photo.

Seahorses at the Birch Aquarium in this undated photo.

Credit: Birch Aquarium