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vlcsnap-2021-01-08-15h32m01s269Gold coral

Gold coral

The Savalia savaglia, commonly known as gold coral, is a species colonial in the family Parazoanthidae. This organism is commonly called "false black coral". It owes its name to its ability to produce a dark-colored horny skeleton, usually blackish. The colonies are generally settled on pre-existing gorgonians skeletons and can grow with ramifications that far exceed one meter in length.
vlcsnap-2021-01-05-12h00m59s905Yellowback Fusilier

Yellowback Fusilier

The Yellowback Fusilier beloning to Caesionidae family, is a small to medium-sized fish which grows to about 40 cm. The body coloration is greyish blue with a bright yellow zone on the back. The yellow area goes from the forehead, between the eyes, to the tail, and includes the dorsal fin and thecaudal fin. This area corresponds more or less to the upper third of the body.
T_Sciaena umbra Brown meagre Corb Corvina-2022-01-04-18h09m13s058Sciaena umbra – Corvina

Sciaena umbra - Brown meagre - Corb

In the video we see a sequence of several freediving encounters made with the Brown meagre or Corb, Sciaena umbra. We have filmed this splendid fish many times and we will never tire of posting other encounters given the beauty of this species of Scianidae ...
IMG_20211229_152549Oyster Pteria hirundo

Oyster Pteria hirundo

The Pteria hirundo is a species of bivalve belonging to the family Pteriidae. The species is found in Europe, Africa and the Americas. The two valves are unequal and the lower one, to which the animal is anchored, is larger and hollow than the upper one. The mollusk has a rounded body, with the margins of the two edges of the mantle fringed.
vlcsnap-2021-12-06-15h11m11s688Peltodoris atromaculata

Peltodoris atromaculata

Peltodoris atromaculata, more commonly known as the dotted sea slug or sea cow, is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Discodorididae. It dwells in salt water up to the depth of 40m. It is exclusively found in precorralligene and coralligene communities and is very common in such communities.
vlcsnap-2020-12-27-14h26m08s413Gorgonia a Ventaglio Gigante

Sea Whip Coral

I filmed this sea Whip coral during an underwater excursion to Maldives. The Gorgonias are an important biological indicator because they are very sensitive to pollution and sea heating; moreover, inside them we find a remarkable biodiversity composed of invertebrates of every species and of fish that use the colony both as a refuge and as a place to lay eggs safely.
vlcsnap-2021-11-20-18h25m25s311Pantelleria Perla Nera mediterranea

Pantelleria Mediterranean black pearl

Pantelleria is an Italian island and comune in the Strait of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, 100 km southwest of Sicily and 60 km east of the Tunisian coast. On clear days Tunisia is visible from the island. Administratively Pantelleria's comune belongs to the Sicilian province of Trapani.
Alga Ventaglio di mare

Flabellia petiolata

Flabellia petiolata  is a green algae in the Udoteaceae family. Flabellia petiolata is native to the Mediterranean Sea and also occurs in the Canary Islands and Cape Verde. Lives at a depth between 10 and 60 meters; the video that I present to you was made at a depth of over 50 meters and highlights a beautiful carpet of this important alga. It grows in coralligenous substrates of the sublittoral often in association with other algae.
vlcsnap-2021-11-05-20h51m36s915_TSea urchin reproduction

Sea urchin reproduction

Also this summer we met some sea urchins all piled in one place. We therefore think we have filmed again the reproduction of  Sphaerechinus granularis. Like other echinoderms, sea urchins reproduce in the summer ...
vlcsnap-2021-01-24-16h22m31s340Common Antlers Sponge

Common Antlers Sponge

The Axinella polypoides, is a species of sea sponge belonging to the Demospongiae class, family Axinellidae and at phylum Porifera. it's present throughout the Mediterranean Sea. It comes in the form of a sapling and lives at a depth ranging from 20 meters to over 300 meters.
vlcsnap-2020-12-28-14h27m13s992Pesci Damigella Dascyllus trimaculatus

The Three-point Damselfly

The Damigella fish Dascyllus trimaculatus, also known as the Three-point Damselfly, is a tropical species that lives in the Indian and Pacific Oceans: from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Maldives and from southern Japan to the Great Barrier Reef of the Australia.
vlcsnap-2021-10-16-17h53m18s750Diving in Posidonia

Diving in Posidonia

Diving in Posidonia can make you think of a boring dive in which it is difficult to find fish and marine organisms. Sometimes this is certainly the case but the Poseidonia oceanica in the Mediterranean Sea is actually a safe haven and a nursery ...
vlcsnap-2021-02-10-15h33m05s877The Dorado or Mahi-mahi

The Dorado or Mahi-mahi

The Dorado or Mahi-mahi can live for up to five years, although they seldom exceed four. Females are usually smaller than males. Catches typically are 7 to 13 kg and a meter in length. They rarely exceed 15 kg, and mahi-mahi over 18 kg are exceptional. Mahi-mahi are among the fastest-growing of fish.
vlcsnap-2021-10-09-17h58m29s795Polpo nella sabbia

Octopus in the sand

This summer we found this octopus, Octopus vulgaris, quietly exploring a sandy bottom probably in search of food. This behavior is not common enough in octopuses which usually live on sea beds rich in rocks and ravines where ...
vlcsnap-2020-01-31-18h48m14s907Cernia pavone

The Bluespotted Grouper

Cephalopholis argus, also known as roi, bluespotted grouper, and celestial grouper, is a fish from the Indo-Pacific which is variously a commercial gamefish, an invasiv species, and occasionally an aquarium resident.
vlcsnap-2021-03-05-15h47m19s239Agguati Mortali in Mare

Deadly Ambushes at Sea

Deadly Ambushes at Sea! It is the struggle for life! As we know, the big fish eats small fish, probably the weakest one, also carrying out a natural selection and a biological balance that has always occurred in a bloody way in nature. Unless human intervention, as more and more often happens in recent years, does not interrupt the biological cycle and thus create imbalances in nature which, as we know, eventually backfire the human.
vlcsnap-2021-09-14-21h11m33s297Medusa Cassiopea mediterranea

Medusa Cassiopea mediterranea

Mediterranean Cassiopeia, Cotylorhiza tuberculata, is the jellyfish of the Mediterranean Sea. In the video we see a Cassiopeia jellyfish still at a rather juvenile stage of the "adult jellyfish" phase, that is, it does not yet have the characteristic "fried egg yolk" ...
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Mediterranean sea Anemone

Mediterranean sea Anemone, (Anemonia sulcata), commonly known as Venus hair, is a species of sea anemone in the Actiniidae family. It has a cylindrical body, varying in color from yellow-brown to green, from which a crown of long, slightly retractable tentacles with violet-colored ends depart.
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