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The common seadragon is one of three species found exclusively in cooler, southern Australian waters. I first saw these colourful creatures while documenting Australia's deep-water marine life at Jervis Bay in the '60s. I recall my first encounter. I was astounded at the beauty of this beautiful fish, a species now Victoria's marine emblem. We explored southern Australia's deep, dark underwater cliffs, using underwater strobes to reveal the actual colours. I shared this wonderful experience in my first published book, "Australia's Ocean of Life," in 1971.
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OCEAN OF LIFE
The common seadragon is one of three species found exclusively in cooler, southern Australian waters. I  first saw these colourful creatures while documenting Australia's deep-water marine life at Jervis Bay in the '60s. I recall my first encounter. I was astounded at the beauty of this beautiful fish, a species now Victoria's marine emblem. We explored southern Australia's deep, dark underwater cliffs, using underwater strobes to reveal the actual colours. I shared this wonderful experience in my first published book, "Australia's Ocean of Life," in 1971.