Andrea Cirivasi

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. ...

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. ...

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, ...

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. ...

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pinna Nobilis and Haplosporidium Pinnae

During a scuba diving in a seabed of about twenty meters of sand and rock, I found a specimen of Noble Pen Shell, Pinna Nobilis, probably affected by the parasite Haplosporidium Pinnae. ...

Murex Hexaplex trunculus reproduction

In this short movie we can see the reproduction of the Murex, Murex trunculus or Hexaplex trunculus. ...

Murena Mediterranea

On this site you can see the various marine species in their natural environment, and with this video I take the opportunity to dispel the belief that Moray eels are aggressive ...

Blue Damselfish - Chromis chromis

Meeting these little blue fish is always a good sight. We filmed them many times, but we will never tire of admiring the beautiful electric blue color of their youthful livery ...

Black scorpionfish - Scorpaena porcus

Black scorpionfish, Scorpaena porcus, is a "coveted prey" by underwater photographers and in the video we see why. It is one of the most poisonous fish in the Mediterranean Sea ...

The hunting of Seabass Dicentrarchus labrax

It is not unusual to come across the Seabass (or sea bass) Dicentrarchus labrax, in our seas, it is one of the easiest predatory fish to encounter along the coasts ...

Marine plastic pollution

Recycling Reuse Recovery Recreate Reduce ...  Inquinamento da Plastica - Marine plastic pollution ...

Freediving apnea at Capo Carbonara Sardinia

This video was made this year in August, in Sardinia in the protected marine reserve of Capo Carbonara, where during a Freediving apnea I met many species of fishes ...

Purple Anemone Tentacles

Thanks to the clear and crystalline waters of the Elba Island we were able to film the beautiful purple reflections of the Sea Anemone tentacles ...

Reproduction of Sea Cucumber

The video shows us how Sea Cucumbers reproduce. It is a fairly common phenomenon but difficult to document ...

Tentacled Blenny - Parablennius Tentacularis

In this article we see one of the many fish belonging to the great family of the Blennidae, Is Tentacled Blenny (Parablennius tentacularis), ...

Sparidae - Diplodus puntazzo

In this video collage made on two different occasions we can see a Diplodus fish, Diplodus puntazzo, a fish belonging to the genus of Sea Breams (Diplodus) ...

Chelon labrosus Thicklip grey mullet

In this video we believe to have met the Chelon labrosus, Thicklip grey mullet, although from the information found on the web it could also be the Liza ramada. ...

Amberjack Yellowtail - Seriola Dumerili

The Amberjack or Yellowtail (Seriola Dumerili) is one of the Carangidae that can be found in the Mediterranean Sea. It can be found in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Pacific Ocean, ...

Octopus and Camera

This video was shot in Sardinia on one of the beautiful beaches of the "Costa Verde", where we met a small octopus that interacted in its own way with the diver and with the camera ...