This is a sea dragon:
Isn’t it beautiful? I hadn’t heard of sea dragons before this evening, and I’m now hooked. I now know sea dragons are 30cm long, related to sea horses, live off the coast of southern Australia, and come in two types: weedy and leafy. These somewhat meek adjectives fail to do the creatures justice:
And do you know what they do in their mating ritual? They dance. Honest to goodness – there’s video. And the babies are excessively cute.
If I’m wrong about this whole religion thing and it turns out Buddhism is true, I’ll be a sea dragon, please.