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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 ?! ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fanworm - Sabella spallanzanii

European Fanworm is one of the easiest organisms to encounter during a dive or more simply when you go underwater at any depth. However, it is almost impossible not to stop and admire it trying to observe it ...

Forkbeard - Phycis phycis

We are on a shoal in the middle of the sea, the seabed varies from 38 to 42 meters deep and we are in the classic habitat of the Mediterranean grouper, the Moray helena and the Mostella or Musdea, Phycis phycis ...

Painted Dorid- Felimare picta

With this article we add a new species to the Nudibranchis filmed on intotheblue.it. This is Felimare picta, one of the most colorful sea snails belonging to the genus Nudibranchia in the Mediterranean Sea. ...

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 ...

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.

Sustainable fishing

Sustainable fishing means leaving enough fish in the seas, respecting habitats and making sure that people who depend on the fishing economy can maintain their livelihoods. ...

Murena helena close encounter

We are 5/6 miles from the coast on a seabed that varies from 45 to 48 meters deep, where we met a beautiful Mediterranean moray, Muraena helena. ...

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" ...

Missing Island

Missing Island is a shoal halfway between the Island of Gorgona and Livorno. The shoal has two summits a couple of miles apart which rise to a depth of about 36 and 46 meters, from a depth of 80 meters on the side of Livorno and over 120 meters on the side of the Island of Gorgona ...

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 ...

Yellowmouth barracuda - Sphyraena viridensis

Mediterranean Barracuda or Yellow-mouth Barracuda (Sphyraena viridensis) is an endemic species of Mediterranean Sea, although many consider it an alien species ...

SOS Mediterranean sea and Oceans

This video was made on 11 June 2021 in the reefs of Lighthouse Vada near Livorno, over 6 miles from the coast of Castiglioncello at a depth of over 42 meters. ...

Mucilage - Sea Snot

We are on a rocky and sandy bottom at a depth of about 36/40 meters, and as we can see in the video, the seabed is almost completely covered by marine mucilage. ...

Bath Sponge

Sponges, contrary to what one might think at first sight, are very simple multicellular animal organisms very similar in shape and appearance to plant organisms. ...

Paramuricea clavata Reproduction

We have witnessed a wonderful "miracle" of nature that we document with this underwater video: the reproduction of Paramuricea clavata. A large colony of Gorgonians have opened their polyps ...

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 ...

Common Antlers Sponge

Common Antlers Sponge, 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. ...

Invasion of Stylocidaris affinis

I did the underwater video in a stretch of sea between Livorno and the island of Gorgona at a depth of over 50 meters. I was surprised to meet so many sea urchins, known as Stylocidaris affinis, ...

Red Scorpionfish - Scorpaena scrofa

Filming and photographing the Red Scorpionfish (Scorpaena scrofa) is always a great satisfaction, in fact this species seems to be the perfect subject of the underwater photographer, despite the proximity of the diver ...

Respect for the sea

Summer 2020, trying to forget the COVID 19 pandemic, the explosion of mucilage that is devastating our seabed, I decide to take a dive in an area of ​​the "Secche di Vada" that I haven't seen for some time ...

Sea Snot or marine Mucilage

Effects of climate change in the Mediterranean Sea. The sea Snot or Mucilage caused by marine heating. Nobody can deny that the warming of our planet Earth is now evident even to those who still harbor doubts and uncertainties ...

Mediterranean Spiny Lobster - Palinurus elephas

In this dive on a depth that varies from 40 to 45 meters I encountered different species of marine organisms typical of the coral beds of the Mediterranean Sea. ...

Mahi-mahi or Dorado

Mahi-mahi, or common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical and subtropical waters worldwide....

Filograna implexa

During an underwater dive in a submerged reef completely colonized by gorgonians of Paramuricea clavata, I came across Filograna implexa. I was at a depth of between 61 and 65 meters. ...

Gold Coral Savalia savaglia Reproduction

We have witnessed a wonderful "miracle" of nature that we document with this underwater video: the reproduction of Savalia Savaglia. A large colony of Gorgonians ...

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 ...

The reefs of Lighthouse Vada near Livorno

Area of ​​particular interest for its very beautiful reefs and naturalistic value which, in addition to the practice of small fishing, has always been a destination for divers from all over Tuscany and many northern regions. The area known as “Shoals of Vada ...

Black seabream - Spondyliosoma cantharus

In this video collage we can see some encounters with the Black Seabream, Spondyliosoma cantharus, one of the most common Sparidae in the Mediterranean Sea. Black Seabream, is a rather shy fish, which hardly allows ...

Red Mullet

Mullus barbatus barbatus or Mullus barbatus (Linnaeus, 1758), is a marine bone fish belonging to the Famiglis Mullidae. The red mullet can grow to a standard length of 30 cm., but a more common length is about half that. ...

European fan worm - Sabella spallanzanii

We are exploring a seabed about 6 miles from the coast, which varies from 39 to 49 meters in depth, in search of rocks and a submerged reef reported just before the sounding. Before arriving at the dive site we met a beautiful European fan worm, Sabella spallanzanii, ...

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 ...

Red scorpionfish Scorpaena scrofa

In this video we have filmed quite closely a Red scorpionfish Scorpaena scrofa, encountered on a rocky bottom ranging from 39 to 43 meters deep. ...

Crabs “Clibanarius erythropus” : meeting for reproduce

In this short video you can see an unusual grouping of hermit crabs Clibanarius erythropus. The video was made at the end of July. This period of summer coincides with the reproduction period of these unique marine crabs ...

Wonderful Red Coral wall

The seabed in which we often dive, that is, those of the coast that goes from Livorno to Elba Island, are famous for their beauty and for the biodiversity of the various marine species that populate them despite the impact of humans. Bellissima parete Corallo rosso intotheblue.it ...

Pelagia noctiluca Luminous jellyfish Purple jellyfish

While we were descending along the "weight" to reach a submerged reef at a depth of 45 meters, we encountered "halfway" a luminous Jellyfish, the Pelagia noctiluca. ...

Yellow Reteporella grimaldii

In this video we are exploring a typical rocky wall of the Mediterranean Sea from two to three meters high at a depth ranging from 39 to 42 meters deep. Here we can meet organisms such as sponges, starfish, sea urchins, red coral, parazoanthus and bryozoans ...

Muraena Helena

In this video we see an encounter with the Mediterranean Moray, Muraena Helena, made with three different cameras and therefore from various angles. We are on a submerged rocky wall about forty meters deep ...

European lobster

Homarus Gammarus, known as the European lobster or common lobster, belongs crustaceans class, Malacrostaca subclass, Decapoda order, Nephropidae family, it has a body completely covered by a robust shell with two large claws ...
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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 ...