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Minnesota Zoo – Sea Dragons

This clip from the Minnesota zoo shows a large aquarium with both leafy and weedy sea dragons.  I have not seen a tank with both species together before.  The leafy dragons were so active that I did not notice the weedy dragons right away.  Photographers note… there are no rules at the Minnesota Zoo limiting the use of flash photography.  Unfortunately the tank is acrylic, so shooting is not easy to do without a slave or remote flash.  My favorite part of this video is when three leafy dragons group together.

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Minnesota Zoo – Coral Reef Aquarium

This is one of the nicest reef aquariums I have ever seen in a large zoo.  The curator dedicates a lot of time maintaining it, and his effort really shows.  I do not know enough about coral reefs to really comment much… so enjoy.

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Minnesota Zoo – Reef Fish Tank

The Minnesota Zoo has a really nice aquarium area.  One of the tanks is a reef fish tank that is packed with fish.  When Matthew and I visited with our friend, Ken Balfanz, in the Fall of 2010, we were given a tour of the facilities.  One of the highlights was being on hand when this big aquarium was being fed.  Notice the albino sharks!  They were born in this tank, and are apparently quite rare.

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