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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. ...

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 ?! ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Cushion coral - Cladocora caespitosa

Finding cushion coral Madrepora Cladocora caespitosa is always a pleasant surprise, especially while snorkeling or during a free diving, because it means diving in a few meters deep and therefore close to the coast. ...

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.

Ctenofora - Cestus veneris - Venus girdle

Belt of Venus or girdle of Venus (Cestum veneris Lesueur, 1813) is a species belonging to the phylum Ctenophora, the only species of the genus Cestum. Ctenophora Cestus veneris Venus girdle www.intotheblue.it ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Attack of the mediterranean Grouper

In this short video we see a Mediterranean grouper, Epinephelus marginatus, making a lightning-fast sprint towards a probable prey. It would seem the classic attack of a predatory fish but even if you slow down ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Marine green alga - Codium Bursa

We are in winter and in this video we see how the Green ball alga Codium bursa seems to thrive in the first meters of water compared to other species of algae and marine organisms. Despite the external temperature of about ...

Annular sea bream - Diplodus annularis

With Annular sea bream, Diplodus annularis, we completed the species of Seabreams present in the Mediterranean sea filmed on this site. Sarago sparaglione Diplodus annularis Annular sea bream intotheblue.it ...

Zebra sea bream - Diplodus cervinus

Finding Diplodus cervinus, Zebra sea bream, in the lower Ligurian Sea (or upper Tyrrhenian Sea) is a rather rare event and I would say very unusual, almost exceptional. ...

Flathead grey mullet - Mugil cephalus

In this video we see one of the mullet or mullet species Flathead gray mullet, Mugil cephalus, more common in the Mediterraneoan Sea. This fish usually lives in flocks consisting of numerous individuals. It is a gregarious species and a prey ...

Spotted weever - Trachinus araneus - HD

Given the success and the many views that this video published a few years ago has had, we decided to republish it in high definition, slowing down some parts in order to better appreciate this splendid fish. ...

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 ...

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 ...