Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Rapt Ocean Life

Leafy Sea Dragon

Pew recently released a report that is the stuff of fairy tales. 

The report details amazing diversity and sea life -- hot spots -- off southwest Australia where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean.

Just thinking about these vast, rarely seen places, with names like Rottnest Shelf and Kangaroo Island, full of wild and crazy marine creatures, fires up the imagination.

How about an undersea canyon as deep as the Grand Canyon that is the feeding ground for the largest animal on the planet -- the blue whale?

Need more?  How about a chain of small islands that are home to 1200 species including the leafy sea dragon?

It's all certainly something to protect.  The Australian Marine Conservation Society can show you how.

Here is the report and Pew's release about it.

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