In a world-first, two divers have filmed Sydney's Pygmy Pipehorse mating.
On 19 March 2014, Nick Missenden and Lachlan Dunwoodie were diving at a depth of 8 m at Bare Island, La Perouse, Sydney, when a pair of small pipehorses caught their attention. Nick and Lachlan quickly realised that they were seeing something very special. Nick stated "I witnessed them mating on a number of occasions. We watched them for about an hour."
This is the first time that mating behaviour of the species has been shown to the world. It has been a decade since the description of the species; hopefully it won't be another decade before we learn more. Thank you Nick and Lachlan!