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LOOK BUT DON’T TOUCH – SEA DRAGONS WASH UP ON NEWCASTLE BEACHES

They may look pretty but these Blue Sea Dragons pack a punch.

With the large seas and onshore winds across Hunter beaches recently, hundreds have been washed up on shore.

The sea creatures feast on blue bottles and absorb their stinging cells, storing it in their own bodies, and later using it to sting predators. Even humans in the surf.

Local lifeguards are warning not to pick them up, simply admire from afar.

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About Georgia Maher

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After studying a BA in Communication and Journalism at UTS, Georgia moved into health and aged care reporting for three years. She also studied broadcast journalism at California State University, Sacramento and The Australian, Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney. An interest in social business took her to India to direct a series of micro documentaries.

3 comments

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    An article i really wanted to see but TOO MANY ADS. Didn’t even get to the article.

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    This is actually a nudibranch a type of sea slug not a sea dragon