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2012-08-03 23:01:41

Young being reared behind the scenes; will find homes in Monterey, other aquariums. (PRWEB) August 03, 2012 The Monterey Bay Aquarium animal care team and a nurturing weedy sea dragon dad have achieved a milestone reached by only four other aquariums in North America: the birth of a brood of sea dragon babies. More than 80 of the inch-long fish — Australian relatives of the seahorse — began hatching on July 22. The father, who carried the eggs in a brood pouch under his tail,...

2008-06-14 00:00:03

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - A weedy sea dragon at the Georgia Aquarium has something to celebrate this Father's Day. One of the rare creatures is pregnant for only the third time ever at a U.S. aquarium, officials said. But don't look for the expectant mom - dads carry the eggs in this family. The aquarium's sea dragon has about 70 fertilized eggs - which look like small red grapes - attached to his tail. He is expected to give birth in early to mid-July, said Kerry Gladish,...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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