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Snorkel with Sea Dragons: Australia

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One of
the most unusual creatures of the sea is found only off the coasts of southern Australia. Not quite a sea horse and not quite a fish, the mysterious sea dragon—which can
grow up to 18 inches long—was named for its resemblance to the mythical
creature and often escapes perception by the human eye. Squint hard—they’re
often mistaken for seaweed swaying in the undertow, thanks to their leafy
camouflage.

Where
to Book:
Available through the Holland
America Line
; $167 to $199 on fall itineraries passing through Melbourne.

Wackiest Cruise Shore Excursions

Snorkel with Sea Dragons: Australia

One of
the most unusual creatures of the sea is found only off the coasts of southern Australia. Not quite a sea horse and not quite a fish, the mysterious sea dragon—which can
grow up to 18 inches long—was named for its resemblance to the mythical
creature and often escapes perception by the human eye. Squint hard—they’re
often mistaken for seaweed swaying in the undertow, thanks to their leafy
camouflage.

Where
to Book:
Available through the Holland
America Line
; $167 to $199 on fall itineraries passing through Melbourne.

Fred Bavendam/Minden Pictures

Wackiest Cruise Shore Excursions

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