Though the interior of Birch Aquarium remains closed to the public, you can now view our Weedy Seadragons from the comfort of your home. Weedy Seadragons use camouflage to avoid predators. How many do you see hiding in the seaweed?
Please note: the seadragon exhibit is lit with natural light, so the feed is turned off overnight, when it is too dark to see.
Watch Feedings on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
In the wild, seadragons depend on camouflage for their survival, so they spend a lot of their time hiding amongst the seaweed in their exhibit. At mealtimes, the seadragons come out of hiding to munch on mysis shrimp that are added to the exhibit through a feed port that delivers the shrimp through a long tube into the tank. Seadragons use their long, thin, tubular snouts to create strong suction to rapidly suck in their food. This is called snicking, and if if you were in the water with them, you would hear a snapping sound! Check back on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 2 and 3 p.m. to observe these fascinating behaviors.
Shop and Support Seadragons
For the first time ever, Birch Aquarium’s Gift Shop is going digital with an exclusive capsule collection of Weedy Seadragon merchandise. Created in honor of the first birthdays of our two baby Weedy Seadragons, the limited-edition items are available online only for a short period of time. Proceeds from sales support the care and conservation of Birch Aquarium’s animals, so we can continue to help fragile species like these thrive, even during these difficult times.
Members: Check your e-mail for the code to save on your purchases.
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