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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.

Born freediver - Great cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo

Common Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo, is a "born freediver". It holds the air for about a minute not so much because it is unable to, but because if it remained longer under water it would penetrate inside the plumage, ...

Spotted Seabass - Dicentrarchus punctatus

Spotted Seabass (Dicentrarchus punctatus), is a marine and brackish water fish, belonging to the Moronidae family, belonging to the Moronidae family, very similar to the more famous European sea bass or Sea bass (Dicentrarchus Labrax ...

Seabass hunting

Snorkeling among swimmers in summer, preferably in the shallow waters of the rocky and jagged coast, it is easy to meet the sea bass on the hunt. European sea bass or Sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, is a salt and brackish water fish of the Moronidae family ...

Brown meagre (Sciaena umbra)

Brown meagre is one of the most beautiful fish in the Mediterranean Sea. This fish of the Sciaenidae family lives in the rocky bottoms full of holes and craves ...

Octopus Mimicry

Video series on the Common Octopus, Octopus vulgaris continues, this time we want to show how the almost perfect mimicry is such an effective weapon. Certainly not because of the Octopus that also in this case manages to blend ...

Acciuga europea - Engraulis encrasicolus

Achovy represents one of the first links in the food chain of all seas and oceans. At the base of this food chain is plankton. These are microscopic organisms distributed ...

Giant goby - Gobius cobitis

Giant goby, Gobius cobitis, is quite easily encountered while snorkeling among the rocks of the rocky coasts of the whole Mediterranean Sea. ...

Octopus and Grouper

Octopus and Grouper, or the eternal struggle between prey and predator. In the case of this encounter it is difficult to define who really is the prey and who the predator. In the video we made, below the coast and a few meters deep ...

Bigfin reef Squid

Sepioteuthis lessoniana, commonly known as the bigfin reef squid, glitter squid or oval squid, is a commercially important species of loliginid squid. It is one of the three currently recognized species belonging to the genus Sepioteuthis. ...

Snorkeling - Beadlet anemone

Even in the Mediterranean you can snorkel and see interesting and colorful marine species as in tropical seas. In the video we can see  Beadlet Anemone or Actinia equina, ...

Barrel jellyfish partially eaten by fish

This video show a jellyfish, Rhizostoma pulmo, partially eaten by fish. It often happens during our dives to find jellyfish that have been attacked by fish; ...

Barrel jellyfish - Rhizostoma pulmo

The first encounter of the 2021 season was this beautiful specimen of the Barrel jellyfish Rhizostoma pulmo. They are usually jellyfish that meet in late summer and autumn, so encountering this jellyfish in May is a fairly rare occurrence ...

Ribbon eel

Ribbon eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita), also known as the leaf-nosed moray eel or bernis eel, is a species of moray eel. The only member of the genus Rhinomuraena. What is now known as R. quaesita also includes the former R. amboinensis. ...

Red-mouthed rock shell

In this short video we show you how the the Red-mouthed rock shell manages to regain its natural position. The diver turns the shell upside down and the frightened snail ...

Mediterranean sea Red sea star

Echinaster sepositus, the Mediterranean sea Red sea star, is a species of starfish from the East Atlantic, including the Mediterranean Sea. Echinaster sepositus has five relatively slender arms around a small central disc ...

Purple sea Urchin

Sphaerechinus granularis is a species of sea urchin in the family Toxopneustidae, commonly known as the purple sea urchin. Its range includes the Mediterranea Sea and eastern Atlantic Ocean. ...

Green sea fingers - Codium fragile

Codium fragile, commonly known as Green sea fingers Algae, is one of the most common algae in the Mediterranean, we con find this algae in a few centimeters deep just below the interdital zone ...

Beadlet Anemone and Stramonita haemastoma

Beadlet anemone (Actinia equina) is a common sea anemone found on rocky shores around all coasts. Its range extends to the Western Europe and the Mediterranean Sea, and along the Atlantic coast of Africa as far south as South Africa. Actinia equina ...

Depilatory Sea Hare

In this video we can see a wonderful example of Spanish Mediterranean Dancer or Depilatory Sea Hare. It is a nudibranch mollusk, Aplysia depilans, that lives in the Mediterranean seabed at a depth ranging from 1 meter up to 10 meters. We met her in apnea in a rocky bottom around ...

Life as a diver

The diver's day is certainly not monotonous and even less short, to do about 30, 20, 10 minutes in the water, depending on the depth, it takes whole days to explore, program, prepare equipment and finally decide where to dive ...

Scorpaena porcus Black scorpion fish night dive

Diving at night always has a special charm, the marine life is completely different from that of the day, the fish and marine species that are activated at night are many and can be observed even in a few meters of depth. ...

Seaweed Corallina caespitosa

Seaweed Corallina officinalis caespitosa we find it just below the surface of the sea where it forms a compact carpet in the rocky coastal areas of the Mediterranean Sea. This red alga has a color that varies from the whitish ...

Funny brittle Starfish

Among the many starfish that inhabit the Mediterranean Sea we find the funny Ofiure known brittle starfish; Ophiodermatidae family. They belong to the phylum Echinodermata, class Ophiuroidea, to the family Ophiodermatidae. ...

Green Chiton - Chiton olivaceus

Chiton olivaceus, the green chiton, is a species of chiton, a marine polyplacophoran mollusk in theChitonidae family, the typical chitons. Chiton olivaceus can reach a length of 20-30 millimetres ...
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Symmetry and marine species

Symmetry in biology is the balanced distribution of duplicate body parts or shapes within the body of an organism. In nature and biology, symmetry is always approximate. Symmetry creates a class of patterns in nature, where the quasi-repetition of the pattern element is of reflection or rotation ...

Barrel Jellyfish and Plankton

During a night dive you can admire how much life there is in our sea and how fragile and hidden from our eyes it is. While I was trying to film a rhizostoma pulmo (Barrel Jellyfish) with blue light to try to capture some bioluminescence, ...

Black scorpionfish - Scorpaena porcus

Black scorpionfish (Scorpaena porcus), also known as brown scorpionfish, is a marine fish belonging to the Scorpaenidae family. ...

Cotylorhiza tuberculata as  “incubator” for Caranx crysos

The Cotylorhiza tuberculata beautiful and elegant lends itself well to underwater photography and video footage, making itself admired by all those who love the sea. ...

Octopus

In times of covid 19, quarantines, various stages and pandemics, we too have resumed filming and photographing the various marine species that populate the Mediterranean Sea and beyond. And to start again in beauty we publish the meeting with a beautiful and big octopus met during a storm in this gloomy June in a few meters of depth ...

Flamenco dancer in Mediterranea sea

In this video we can see a wonderful example of Spanish Mediterranean Dancer or Depilatory Sea Hare. It is a nudibranch mollusk, Aplysia depilans, that lives in the Mediterranean seabed at a depth ranging from 1 meter up to 10 meters ...

Oblada melanura - Saddled seabream

Saddled seabream (Oblada melanura Linnaeus, 1758) is a saltwater fish belonging to the Sparidae family. It is the only species of the genus Oblada. ...

Barnacles

Thoracica is a superorder of crustaceans which contains the most familiar species of barnacles found on rocky coasts, such as Semibalanus balanoides and Chthamalus stellatus ...

Trumpet anemone Aiptasia mutabilis

In this video we filmed Aiptasia mutabilis more commonly known as Brown Anemone. In the Mediterranean Sea it is less widespread than its similar Anemonia sulcata, Anemonia viridis or Actinia sulcata, ...

Acetabularia acetabulum

In this video we are in the waters in front of the Tuaredda Island in Sardinia, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean Sea and for someone one of the most beautiful in the world. While snorkeling ...

Red Mullet - Mullus Barbatus

Mullus barbatus (red mullet) is a species of goatfish found in the Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Marmara, the Black Sea and the eastern North Atlantic Ocean, where its range extends from Scandinavia to Senegal. ...

Cardinalfish Apogon imberbis

This is not the classic goldfish! and we are not in a glass bowl! What we see in this video is the Apogon imberbis, the Cardinalfish, filmed in one of the many caves that characterize the rocky shores of the Mediterranean Sea. ...

False Coral - Myriapora Truncata

This can be seen very well underwater, and it is precisely here that we found the False Coral, Myriapora Truncata. Already in a few meters of depth we can find craters, cracks, gullies and ravines that demonstrate well the volcanic origin of the island. ...

Olindias Phosphorica Jellyfish

Olindias phosphorica is a species of jellyfish from the central Atlantic, and from the Mediterranean Sea, belongs to the philum of the Cnidarians ...

Grey Mullet - Mugil cephalus

The Mullet or Grey Mullet, Mugil cephalus,  is one of the easiest fish to meet in the Mediterranean Sea, lives in groups of numerous specimens and is rather easy to meet ...

Excessive Proliferation of Sea Walnuts for Marine Heating

In this website we show you, through underwater videos and photographs, the beautiful things that we find under the surface of the sea ...

Il Pomodoro di Mare

The beadlet anemone (Actinia equina) belongs phylum cnidaria, actinidae family; is a common sea anemone found on rocky shores ...