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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" ...

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.

Rockpool shrimp - Palaemon elegans

Palaemon elegans sometimes known by the common name rockpool shrimp, is a species of shrimp of the family Palaemonidae. Gamberetto di porto Palaemon elegans Rockpool shrimp intotheblue.it ...

Common prawn - Palaemon serratus

Palaemon serratus is a decapod crustacean of the Palaemonidae family. Its vulgar name is greater shrimp, and it is one of the shrimp species that we find in the Mediterranean sea in tide pools and in the intertidal zone, that is, in the area between high and low tide. ...

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 ...

Medusa luminosa viola - Pelagia noctiluca

As in all summers, the Pelagia noctiluca, Mauve stinger, luminous jellyfish or purple jellyfish arrived this year too. We met this in the video after a strong storm and at the moment she was swimming alone under the coast in a turquoise sea typical of the after storm ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Blue Chromis Chromis

Like all summers, we can see the birth of the fry of black Damselfish Chromis chromis. In the video they are well recognized for the characteristic of being of an intense electric blue colorr. ...

The Marbled Rock Crab

Pachygrapsus marmoratus is a species of crab, sometimes called the marbled rock crab or marbled crab, which lives in the Black Sea, the Meditarranean Sea and parts of the Atlantic Ocean ...

The blue spiny starfish

Coscinasterias tenuispina is a starfish in the family Asteriidae. It is sometimes called the blue spiny starfish or the white starfish. It occurs in shallow waters in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Coscinasterias tenuispina has from 6 to 12 arms (usually 7), often of varying lengths, ...

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 ...

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. ...

Red Blenny - Lipophrys nigriceps

Red Blenny (Lipophrys nigriceps) is a small fish belonging to the Blenniidae family. It is widespread in the Mediterranean Sea and it is a species much sought after by underwater photographers for its very bright colors ...

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, ...

Gilt-head bream Sparus aurata

Sea bream  is one of the most common and well-known fish in the Mediterranean Sea, we can find it in all Italian rocky or sandy coasts, its habitat is very vast since it often goes also into lagoons, river mouths and brackish waters ...

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. ...