Now here is an amazing “lie in wait” coincidence. Just yesterday I posted my dream titled, “Lie in Wait.” In that post my dream touched on predation and camaflauge. I felt the dream was answering a fundamental question I have had for a long time that being, “Are we the dragon’s prey?” and if so, “How does the relationship work?” and finally, “Is the dragon misunderstood?” This is a metaphysical topic I’m looking to explore in my next book on the darkness within humanity. I believe there is a symbiotic relationship between the dark side within the spirit and humanity. The dark side seems to feed off our emotions and specifically fear based emotions as if we secrete some chemical that they are instantly attracted to. In my journey to the dark side, I’ve experienced these creatures call them nature’s dragons who have a leafy and very intricate design to them. In my documentary I mentioned that I found even within the darkness a divine perfection. By looking at the pictures of the Leafy Sea Dragon you will understand the perfection to which I speak of. Though it is a dragon, it is a very beautiful one. I said this specifically with regard to nature’s dragons those I experienced while I walked the dark of night. Since I stumbled across the pictures of the Leafy Sea Dragon in my research, I knew I had hit the nail on the head. My research as usual had played into the dreams hidden answer perfectly. You could say it did so with divine precision. I wasn’t ready to discuss this yet so i made no mention of it in yesterday’s post other than to include the picture of the Leafy Sea Dragon. Which was my queue to myself for later referrence. My theories will be expounded on in my next book. I’m begining to believe this will be the topic of my Ph.D dissertation.
So today one day later (lie in wait) I sat at my computer to work on my book and came across an Associated Press article specifically on the Weedy Sea Dragon a very close relative of the Leafy Sea Dragon. Now what makes this a coincidence? Yesterday I read on Wikipedia that the Leafy Sea Dragon is endangered and all attempts to breed them in captivity have failed. According to Wikipeida, “To date, no successful, closed cycle, captive-breeding program has occurred (ie getting a generation of captive-raised sea dragons to breed).” That is up until today lay in wait the captive and very pregnant Sea Dragon. Yes the little Mrs Sea Dragon did lay her eggs and now Mr. Sea Dragon lay in wait. The good thing is that much like me…he will only have to wait 24 to 48 hrs before they hatch. Is that a miracle or what? Oh my God I am so ticlked. It is an event that has never happened before. This synchronicity proves to me that I am on the right track. Here now is the AP article. Aren’t these creatures beautiful?
A weedy sea dragon at the Georgia Aquarium has something to celebrate this Father’s Day. One of the rare creatures is pregnant for only the third time ever at a U.S. aquarium, aquarium officials said. But don’t look for the expectant mom — dads carry the eggs in this family.
The aquarium’s sea dragon has about 70 fertilized eggs — which look like small red grapes — attached to his tail. He is expected to give birth in early to mid-July, said Kerry Gladish, a biologist at the aquarium.
Sea dragons, sea horses and pipe fish are the only species where the male carries the eggs, Gladish said. Sea dragon pregnancies are rare because researchers don’t know what gets them in the mood to mate.
“We know there’s something biologically or environmentally that triggers them to want to reproduce, but in the aquarium world, we’re not sure what that is,” Gladish said.
The aquarium recently changed the lighting and thinned out the plants in the sea dragons’ tank to give them room to court each other.
The aquarium has seven of the 18-inch sea dragons, which resemble Dr. Seuss characters with long aardvark-like snouts, colorful sea horse bodies and multiple paddle-like fins.
During mating, the female lays dozens of eggs and then transfers them to the male’s tail.
In the wild, the survival rate for sea dragon babies is low, but in captivity it’s about 60 percent, Gladish said. The fish is on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s list of threatened species, mostly because of pollution and population growth in its native Australia.
Only about 50 aquariums worldwide have sea dragons.
A male weedy sea dragon carries eggs on his tail at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Thursday, June 11, 2008. For only the third time ever in a U.S. aquarium, one of the endangered creatures is pregnant. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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