First live images of the ruby seadragon

Main report: Rare Ruby Seadragon Caught on Video for First Time
(National Geographic)
Other Reporting: Mongabay
Scientific Paper: none   
New Taxa: Phyllopteryx dewysea
Common Name: Ruby seadragon
Species named for: Mary ‘Dewy’ Lowe
Categories: First Video | Fish | New Species | Species Discovery
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In 2015, a new, third species of seadragon from Australia was described, based on museum specimens, the ruby seadragon.  Using a small remotely operated vehicle (miniROV) in deep water at the Recherche Archipelago in Western Austalia, researchers have now obtained the first images of live ruby seadragons, and made observations on the seadragon habitat and behavior, including feeding.  See 2015 report.

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