Sea Bass - Dicentrarchus labrax
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This sea bass or European bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, was filmed after a storm in very poor visibility conditions. The sea bass despite being a predator is always however also a prey, so wary of any danger. However, in particular marine weather conditions, it is possible to let the diver approach, always obviously at a relatively safe distance. Since in the area there were dense shoals of crognoli, mullets and salps, probably the bass was hunting in search of food.
The European bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) is a primarily ocean-going fish native to the waters off Europe‘s western and southern and Africa‘s northern coasts, though it can also be found in shallow coastal waters and river mouths during the summer months. It is one of only six species in its family, Moronidae, collectively called the temperate basses.
It is both fished and raised commercially, and is considered to be the most important fish currently cultured in the Mediterranean. In Ireland and the United Kingdom, the popular restaurant fish sold and consumed as sea bass is exclusively the European bass. In North America it is widely known by its Italian name branzino.
European bass can reach sizes of up to 1 m (3.3 ft) in length and 12 kg (26 lb) in weight, though the most common size is only about half of that at 0.5 m (1.6 ft). Individuals are silvery grey in color and sometimes a dark-bluish color on the back.