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Hidden in plain sight

Kelp grows in coastal waters all around the world, but in the seaweed forest of southern Australia lives one of the most extravagantly camouflaged of all fish - the leafy sea dragon. A kind of seahorse, it is so well disguised that other fish swim amongst its finery as though it were some floating bit of seaweed. It has a tiny mouth with which it picks up small floating shrimp that take shelter in what appears to be just some floating weed.

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