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Getaway: hot ticket

By Times staff

© St. Petersburg Times, published December 27, 2001

Animal or vegetable?

Animal or vegetable?

The Florida Aquarium's exhibit of leafy and weedy sea dragons -- fascinating sea horse relatives that appear to be vegetation until you look really close -- is expanding. Beginning Monday, the Dragons Down Under exhibit, one of the aquarium's most popular, will have 45 new animals from six species.

The sea dragons come from the tropical and subtropical waters of Australia.

The public unveiling of the new addition is at 9:30 a.m. Monday. The aquarium is at 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Admission is $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 ages 3-12. (813) 273-4000 or www.flaquarium.net. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

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