Orange starfish - Hacelia attenuata

Hacelia attenuata, commonly known as an Orange starfish, is a starfish in the Ophidiasteridae family. In this collage of three videos we see it in a yellow rather than orange color. ...

Meeting with the Pilot Fish Naucrates ductor

During the decompression phase it often happens to be visited by some species of fish that intrigued approach the diver and the support boat. Today we received the visit of the Pilot Fish Naucrates ductor ...

The speed of European Fanworm - Sabella spallanzanii

In this video we see the extraordinary speed with which the European Fanworm or Pencil worm manages to disappear. This Fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii) was found in a hole ...

Cladocora caespitosa - Cushion coral

Cladocora caespitosa or Cushion Coral is an endemic madrepora of the Mediterranean, it is a coral also called stony madrepora for the typical shape of its colonies. Cladocora caespitosa Madrepora a Cuscino cushion coral intotheblue.it ...

Epinephelus marginatus - Brown Grouper - Dusky Grouper

The video was shot on a shoal offshore in a stretch of the Mar Ligure coast, where the groupers had long since practically disappeared and where already in several dives we have seen small specimens of Epinephelus marginatus, ...

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 ...

Dive with Violescent sea-whip Paramuricea clavata

Diving in conditions of poor visibility is not exactly the best, but reaching the bottom and being in the presence of the red Gorgonia, Paramuricea clavata, Violescent sea-whip repays for every effort and discomfort. ...

Yellow Soft coral - Dendronephthya hemprichi

Dendronephthya hemprichi is a common soft coral found from Red Sea to WesternPacific. It is usually pink or orange with transparent trunk and it grows up to 70 cm. It exists at 30° N latitude. The smallest unit of this coral, ...

Red coral is repopulating our seas

Red coral is repopulating our seas, Corallium rubrum (Linnaeus, 1758) is an octocorallo of the Coralliidae family, once widespread in the Mediterranean sea and in the eastern Atlantic. Il Corallo rosso sta ripopolando i nostri mari intotheblue.it ...

Anthias anthias - Swallowtail sea perch or Marine goldfish

We are on a rocky wall around 36/39 meters deep with steps that go up to 42 meters, this is one of the ideal habitats of Anthias anthias, the Swallowtail sea perch or Marine goldfish. This small fish belonging to the Serranidae, ...

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, ...

Serranus cabrilla - Comber fish

Comber fish (Serranus cabrilla Linnaeus, 1758) is a seawater bony fish belonging to the Serranidae family. ...

Fat anemone - Cribrinopsis crassa

Fat anemone, Cribrinopsis crassa (Andrès, 1881) is a sea anemone of the Actiniidae family, Cnidaria phylum, endemic to the Mediterranean sea. Anemone grosso attinia Fat anemone Cribrinopsis crassa Intotheblue.it ...

Golden anemone - Condylactis aurantiaca

This anemone, Golden anemone or in a bad translation the sand actinia or sand anemone, is a species of anemone rather widespread in the Mediterranean Sea but difficult to meet since it populates almost exclusively sandy and gnarly or muddy bottoms ...

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. ...

The One-spot snapper

The One-spot snapper, Lutjanus monostigma, is a species of snappers belonging Actinopterygii class, order Perciformes, Lutjanidae family. Lutjanus monostigma can reach a maximum length of 60 centimetres in males ...

The Mediterranean Moray

The Mediterranean Moray (Muraena helena). It is widespread in the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern Atlantic (from the South of England to Senegal, including the coastal areas of the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Eritrean Butterflyfish

The Eritrean butterflyfish or crown butterflyfish  (Chaetodon paucifasciatus) is a species butterflyfish belongns Chaetodontidae family. It is essentially just known in theRed Sea and the Gulf of Aden ...

The Red Lionfish

The Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) is a fish venomous who live coral reef  in the family Scorpaenidae, order Scorpaeniformes. Pterois volitansis natively found in the Indo-Pacific region, but has become an invasive problem in the Carribbean Sea ...

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, ...

The Clown Coris Fish

The clown coris (Coris aygula) is a species of wrass native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean, belonging to the Actinopterygii class, to the order Perciformes, Labridae family ...

The Masked Puffer

The masked puffer (Arothron diadematus) is a pufferfish belongs Actinopterygii class, Tetraodontiformes order, in the Tetraodontidae family. He lives Red Sea only. ...

The giant trevally

The giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis), also known as the lowly trevally, barrier Trevally, giant kingfish or ulua, is a species of large marine fish classified in Actinopterygii class, Carangiformes order, and in the jack family Carangidae. ...

Grabbed nets

Grabbed nets  by the rocks, and therefore now lost, are one of the most frequent environmental damage in our seas. Not only because they continue to kill marine species of fish, molluscs, crustaceans, corals, turtles and dolphins, ...

Sponge Callyspongia ramosa

The sponge Callyspongia ramosa belongs  to the Porifera phylum, Demospongiae class, Haplosclerida order, Callyspongiidae family. Sponges, the members of the phylum Porifera are a basal Metazoa (animal) clade as a sister of the Diploblats. ...

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 ...

Red algae on Violescente Sea-whip

The video that I present to you shows a Red Alga that has parasitized a Soft Coral (Paramuricea clavata). Parasitism and mutualism, or symbiosis, are very frequent phenomena in the marine world between similar species and different species. ...

The red-breasted Wrasse

The red-breasted wrasse (Cheilinus fasciatus) belongs Actinopterygii class, Labriformes order,Labridae family. It lives in the lagoons and coral reefs of the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea; ...

Ridge outside Livorno

We are in a stretch of sea between Livorno and the island of Gorgona, off the island of Gorgona at a depth of between -62m. -67m. The seabed is typical of the Mediterranean Sea at high depths ...

Maldives 2020

This video was made in Fuvahmulah and on the islands of the Suvadiva Channel in the Republic of Madive. The images, shot at a depth of between -30 meters and over -70 meters of depth, show us a truly exuberant and uncontaminated marine life and the biologic life of the underwater world. ...

Giant Barrel Sponge

Giant Barrel sponge (Xestospongia muta) is the largest species of sponge found growing on Carribean coral reefs. It is common at depths greater than 10 metres down to 120 metres and can reach a diameter of 1.8 metres. ...

Mediterranean red Starfish 

Echinaster sepositus, the Mediterranean star red, 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. ...

Alga Cystoseira brachycarpa

Cystoseira is a genus of brown algae in the order Fucales and Cystoseiraceae family. Cystoseira is characterized by highly differentiated basal and apical regions and the presence of catenate pneumatocysts (air-vesicles). ...

Food frenzy

Who of us in the summer, having lunch at the sea has never thrown a little bread in the water, to "feed the fish?" We know very well what happens, some species of fish are irresistibly attracted to the bread, and in a few minutes ...

Green Birdmouth Wrasse

Gomphosus caeruleus, the green birdmouth wrasse, is a species of wrasse belonging to the family Labridae, Actinopterygii class, Perciformes order. It can be found in the aquarium trade. This tropical species of wrasse is native ...