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vlcsnap-2021-03-04-15h42m50s936Triglia di scoglio
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04:28

Striped red Mullet

The striped red mullet or surmullet (Mullus surmuletus) is a species of goatfish found in the Mediterranean Sea, eastern North Atlantic Ocean, and the Black Sea. They can be found in water as shallow as 5 metres or as deep as 409 metres depending upon the portion of their range that they are in. This species can reach a length of 40 centimetres. Toxic when not cooked. Though most are only around 25 centimetres. The greatest recorded weight for this species is 1 kilogram. This is a commercially important species and is also sought after as a game fish.
Gorgonia Leptogorgia sarmentosa Gorgonian intotheblue.itLeptogorgia sarmentosa Gorgonian
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15:32

Leptogorgia sarmentosa Gorgonian

Leptogorgia sarmentosa Gorgonian is quite common in the Mediterranean Sea, we often meet it during our dives, but not in the area where we explored in this video. On this seabed there are not many gorgonians, despite being the classic coralligenous bottom there is very common the red coral, Corallium rubrum ...
vlcsnap-2020-12-31-15h55m29s484Aulostomidae
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Trumpetfishes

The trumpetfishes are three species of highly specialized, tubular-elongated marine fishes in the genus Aulostomus, of the monogeneric family Aulostomidae. The trumpetfishes are members of the order Syngnathiformes, together with the seahorses and the similarly built, closely related cornetfishes.
vlcsnap-2022-06-05-20h40m54s736Apnea sul relitto Melania
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Freediving on Melania wreck

Melania was a coastal freighter that transported goods and more between the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago and Livorno. It is located a short distance from the coast off the coast of Vada (in the area of ​​the beautiful "Secche di Vada") and as can be seen from the images and video at depths that are quite accessible even in apnea ...
Salpa maxima – www.intotheblue.it-T2022-06-02-20h13m45s007Salpa maxima
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04:26

Salpa maxima

Salpa maxima also arrived in the upper Tyrrhenian Sea or lower Ligurian Sea, that is, in the waters of Livorno and the province where we often dive. It is a Tunicate; at first sight it looks like a cross between a fish and a jellyfish but it is neither, it is actually a transparent invertebrate belonging to the order of the Salpidae subphylum Tunicata, coming from the deepest oceans and very rare in the Mediterranean....
Eriphia verrucosa Warty crab Favollo – www.intotheblue.it-2022-05-28-21h34m21s687Warty crab – Eriphia verrucosa
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Warty crab - Eriphia verrucosa

Eriphia verrucosa (Forskål, 1775),  warty crab or yellow crab is a species of crab, found in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and eastern Atlantic Ocean from Brittany to Mauritania and the Azores. Individual crabs have been caught as far north as Cornwall. ...
vlcsnap-2022-05-22-21h17m44s831vlcsnap-2022-05-22-21h16m23s674vlcsnap-2022-05-22-21h17m19s184vlcsnap-2022-05-22-21h17m37s396vlcsnap-2022-05-22-21h21m29s109Mucilage in May!
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09:58

Mucilage in May!

Here we are! and also this year we are here with mucilage phenomenon, the problem is: we are just in May and a week ago there was absolutely nothing in the same place! Could we blame all this on Hannibal anticyclone and the anomalous heat of this season ?! ...
vlcsnap-2021-01-08-15h31m37s034Spugna Tedania anhelans
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Sea sponge Tedania anhelans

Tedania anhelans is a sea sponge that has an arborescent shape with colors that vary from transparent to light gray or dark gray depending on the conditions and depths of the environment in which it lives and personally I also add based on age: more pale in the juvenile phase or darker in the mature phase. It is present throughout the Mediterranean Sea at a depth ranging from 10 to over 100 meters on hard substrates, in rocky walls but also, as in our case, on Gorgonians and fishing nets abandoned for several years. In fact, the Tedania sponge reproduces very easily.
vlcsnap-2021-11-03-12h10m05s880Stella Serpente
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04:39

Purple Starfish

The Purple Starfish, is a species of starfish from the East Atlantic (from mainland Portugal and the Azores down to the Gulf of Guinea) and the Mediterranean Sea. It has a big variation in colour (from red to orange) and may present brown spots. The central disc is small, covered by irregular plates, and the arms are thinner near the central disc. Each arm has lines of respiratory papillae. It can reach 40 cm in diameter.
polpo-2018-11-29-21h20m48s557Octopus seen closely HD
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04:28

Octopus seen closely HD

Given the success of the video of this octopus (Common octopus Octopus vulgaris) made a few years ago, we decide to republish it in high resolution, eliminating some cut parts and slowing down a few moments such as that of the encounter and escape ...
vlcsnap-2021-03-31-17h59m52s486Uovo di Gattuccio
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02:16

Catshark egg case

During a scuba dive I encountered this Catshark egg attached to an abandoned anchor rope on the seabed. The Catshark is a predominantly nocturnal fish that hides in the burrows and ravines of submerged cliffs during the day. Typically this small shark fixes its eggs to the various Gorgonians to make the most of the sea currents. In this case, as there were no Gorgonians in the seabed, he used the rope abandoned on the bottom by a boat.
Pesce Farfalla dal vessillo
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01:20

Schooling bannerfish

The schooling bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes), also known as the false moorish idol, is a marine ray-finned fish, a butterfyfish from the family Chaetodontidae. It is native to the Indo-Pacific area. The schooling bannerfish is a small fish that can reach a maximum length of 18–21 cm.
Mystery blenny Parablennius incognitus Bavosa mediterranea – www.intotheblue.it-2022-04-22-14h29m11s234Mystery blenny – Parablennius incognitus
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Mystery blenny - Parablennius incognitus

Mediterranean blenny blenny is one of the most common and easy to meet fish in the Mediterranean Sea, it belongs to the Blennidae family, Blennidae, and is an endemic species of our seas. Mystery blenny Parablennius incognitus Bavosa mediterranea www.intotheblue.it ...
vlcsnap-2022-01-31-14h45m20s378Sorgente vulcanica sottomarina
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03:09

Volcanic spring

They are often hot springs rich in mineral salts with varying temperatures. These thermal waters originate from the groundwater which, descending in depth, meet the hot rocks or are due to the condensation of the steam generated by the encounter of the water with the hot rocks.
vlcsnap-2021-12-20-18h11m48s732Scogliera coralligena di Calafuria
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Mediterranean coral reef of Calafuria

Calafuria coral reef near Livorno is one of the most beautiful coastal areas in Tuscany in the stretch from Quercianella to Livorno. Overlooking the sea, this splendid cliff continues its profile even under the sea surface until it reaches a depth of 36 meters, a short distance from the shore, and then rests on a seabed of sandy debris mixed with mud.
Pesce Serra
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01:17

Bluefish

The bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is the only extant species of the family Pomatomidae. It is a marine pelagic fish found around the world in temperate and subtropical waters, except for the northern Pacific Ocean. Bluefish are known as tailor in Australia and New Zeeland elf and shad in South Africa. It is a popular gamefish and food fish.
vlcsnap-2021-01-15-11h56m24s577Stella GorgoneStella Gorgone
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03:11

Basket Star

The Basket Star is characterized by five tentacles, each branched several times, with which it clings to the branches of the soft corals and which are opened at night to feed on. The body has a diameter that can reach 8 centimeters, with the complete opening of the tentacles the maximum width of the entire animal can reach 80 centimeters. It feeds passively with the open tentacles, in particular of planktonic microparticles.
vlcsnap-2022-03-20-18h44m23s272Effects of trawling
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Effects of trawling

In this dive made some time ago on a depth ranging from 40 to 50 meters deep we filmed the usual ghost nets lost close to a cliff at a distance of about 5 miles from the coast. We spent almost the entire dive on the rocks that despite the conditions seemed quite vital, ...
Red Lionfish
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Red Lionfish

The Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) is a fish venomous who live coral reef in the family Scorpaenidae, order Scorpaeniformes. Pterois volitansis natively found in the Indo-Pacific region, but has become an invasive problem in the Carribbean Sea, as well as along the East Coast of the United States.
vlcsnap-2021-10-25-15h26m26s823Lepre di mare dagli Anelli
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05:46

Spotted sea hare

The Spotted sea hare, Aplysia dactylomela, is a species of large sea slug, a marine opisthobranch gastropod in the family Aplysiidae, the sea hares. As traditionally defined, this species of sea hare was cosmopolitan, being found in almost all tropical and warm temperate seas, including the Mediterranean Sea where first seen in 2002 and likely self-established due to increasing temperatures.
vlcsnap-2021-06-14-21h18m38s965Troppe le reti perse
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09:33

Too many fishing nets lost

The marine environment is affected by all kinds of pollution that has always been caused by human activities but from the industrial era to the present day it has developed exponentially to the point that we may consider not to return. A human activity in direct contact with the sea is certainly represented by professional fishing. Fishing is generally practiced by trawl nets or fishing net. The fishing net net is certainly the most compatible because it is practiced selectively and more respectful to the environment.
vlcsnap-2021-01-08-15h25m12s307Spugna Orecchia d’Elefante
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04:04

Elephant Ear Sponge

The Elephant Ear Sponge, (Spongia agaricina, Spongia lamella), resembles a relatively flat bowl. In the lower part it narrows, to form the point of attachment to the rock. The measure ranges from 14 to 80 cm in diameter with a thickness ranging from 1 to 4 cm approximately. It is an endemic species of the Mediterranean Sea that generally lives at depths between 15 and 50 meters, but we can find it up to 150 meters deep.
vlcsnap-2021-01-06-12h35m54s637Il Pesce Bandiera mascherato
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01:06

Masked Bannerfish

Heniochus monoceros, the masked bannerfish, is a marine ray-finned fish, a butterflyfish belonging to the family Chaetodontidae. Is widespread throughout the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indo-Pacific area from the eastern coast of Africa to Polynesia and from south Japan to New-Caledonia.
T_Green wrasse Labrus viridis Tordo marvizzo-2022-02-19-15h41m40s063Green wrasse – Labrus viridis
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Green wrasse - Labrus viridis

Green wrasse usually lives on rocky bottoms and Oceanic posidonia at a depth of 10 to 15 meters, where it finds its ideal habitat. This fish can live well even around 45/50 meters but it is rarely found in shallow waters. In this video we see it in a very few meters of depth ...
vlcsnap-2021-11-07-14h37m06s747Pesce Pappagallo del Mediterraneo
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09:39

Mediterranean Parrotfish

The Mediterranean parrotfish (Sparisoma cretense) is a species of parrotfish found at depths up to 50 m along rocky shores in the Mediterranean and the eastern Atlantic, from Portugal south to Senegal. It is generally common, but uncommon or rare (locally even absent) in the northwestern Mediterranean and in the Adriatic Sea.
Giovani spigole – Young sea bass T- www.intotheblue.it-2022-02-06-15h06m03s259Young sea bass
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Young sea bass

Sea bass is one of the most curious fish of the Mediterranean Sea, the freediving divers who exploit this characteristic of this species to catch it are well aware of it. When the sea bass ...
vlcsnap-2021-02-21-10h49m02s668Spirografo Bispira viola
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01:25

Spirografo Bispira viola

Sabella pavonina, commonly known as the peacock worm, is a marine polychaete worm belonging to the family Sabellidae. They can be found along the coasts of Western Europe and the Mediterranean. It is found in shallow, tidal waters with a bed of mud, sand or gravel. It is sometimes found on rocks or shipwrecks.
vlcsnap-2021-01-02-11h34m36s282Emperor Angelfish
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01:34

Emperor Angelfish

The Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) is a species of marine angelfish. It is a reef-associated fish, native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans, from Red Sea to Hawai and the Austral Islands. This species is generally associated with stable populations and faces no major threats of extinction. It is a favorite of photographers, artists, and aquarists because of its unique, brilliant pattern of coloration.
vlcsnap-2021-11-01-16h10m52s378Vermocane – Hermodice carunculata
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Bearded fireworm

Hermodice carunculata, the bearded fireworm, is a type of marine bristleworm belonging to the Amphinomidae family, native to the tropical Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Bearded fireworms are usually 15 centimetres in average length, but can reach up to 30 centimetres. The bearded fireworm is a slow creature, and is not considered a threat to humans unless touched by careless swimmers. The bristles, when flared, can penetrate human skin, injecting a powerful neurotoxin and producing intense irritation and a painful burning sensation around the area of contact.
vlcsnap-2021-01-08-15h32m01s269Gold coral
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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.
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