Fanino Cirivasi

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.

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. ...

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. ...

Mediterranean reef with spiny Lobsters

We met the Lobsters in a submerged reef over 75 meters deep, the muddy bottom moved by the current made the water not very transparent; as you can see, however, the cliff is vital and exuberant. ...

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 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; ...

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. ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

The dens of the Octopus

In this short video we show you a "crafty octopus". That these animals are very intelligent is now well known to everyone; in this case the octopus he are organized itself with two dens close to each other ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Giant Triton

Charonia tritonis, common name the Triton's trumpet or the giant triton, is a species of very large sea scnail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Charoniidae, Gastropoda class. The tritons reaching up to 60 cm ...

Cetacean sanctuary: meeting with Dolphins and Humpback whales

As usual every year we tell of the meeting with the Dolphins, this one took place on 02/08/2020 and a Whale almost certainly a Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae in the day before 01/08/2020 always together with many dolphins. ...

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, ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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). ...

Red Scorpionfish of Mediterranean Sea on Violescent sea-whip

Red Scorpionfish of Mediterranean Sea, (Scorpaena scrofa), common name the red scorpionfish, bigscale scorpionfish, large-scaled scorpion fish or Rascasse is a venomous marine species of fidh in the family Scorpaenidae ...

The Yellow-edged Lyretail

The Yellow-edged Lyretail (Variola louti) is a species of grouper belongs Actinopterygii class, Perciformes order and Serranidae family;  also known as the lyretail grouper or the caramel cod ...

Basket Star

The Basket Star (Astrospartus mediterraneus), (Risso,1826) is a echinoderm belongs to the phylum Echinodermata, to the Ophiuroidea class, Gorgonocephalidae family. ...

The Bluespotted Grouper

The Bluespotted Grouper, (Cephalopholis argus), also known as roi, bluespotted grouper, and celestial grouper, belongs Actinopterygii class, Peciformes order, Serranidae family ...

Reteporidae - Reteporella Grimaldii

Reteporella Grimaldii is a species of bryozoans  in the family Reteporidae.  It is composed of a colony of small animals that form a limestone substrate ...

Excessive Proliferation of Sea Walnuts for Marine Heating

In this website we show you, through underwater videos and photographs, the beautiful things that we find under the surface of the sea ...