Despite its common name these animals are not true seadragons but rather pipefish.
Last year, similar camera traps spotted an Amur leopard in China for the first time.
Conservation groups are also working to improve law enforcement protections for the animals, as well as teaching local people how to keep their livestock safe from the predators to minimize conflicts.
Indeed, 19% of those with broadband at home have checked out web cam images, compared to 13% of those who have dial-up at home.
Moreover, there are growing numbers of ways that people and organizations use web cams. Webcams have also been used in collaborative contexts—connecting doctors, students, musicians and archaeologists across the globe—and in monitoring political candidates’ events.
And on any given day, about two million internet users are checking out remote places or people by using webcams.