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T_European conger Conger conger Grongo-2022-12-02-15h41m28s106European conger
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European conger

Conger (European conger - Conger conger) is one of the first marine species of the Mediterranean Sea that colonizes wrecks and we met it right among the plates of one of the many wrecks on which we often dive. It is a nocturnal predator species that lives in caves and ravines during the day and then hunts on the seabed during the night. ...
Murice spinoso – Bolinus brandaris – Spiny dye-murex – Purple dye murex –  Murice comune – Ragusa – Garusolo – Scongillio-2022-11-19-16h06m26s203
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02:01

Spiny dye-murex

Bolinus brandaris (originally called Murex brandaris by Linnaeus and also Haustellum brandaris), and commonly known as the purple dye murex or the spiny dye-murex, is a species of medium-sized predatory sea snail, an edible marine gastropod mollusk in the Muricidae family, the murex snails or the rock snails. This species is known in the fossil record from the Pilocene (age range: from 3.6 to 2.588 million years ago). Fossil shells of this species have been found in Cyprus, Spain and Italy. It was used by the Phoenicians in ancient times to extract imperial Tyrian purple dye.
T_Aiptasia mutabilis Trumpet anemone Anemone bruno-2022-11-18-21h23m23s240Aiptasia mutabilis – Trumpet anemone
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Aiptasia mutabilis - Trumpet anemone

Aiptasia mutabilis Trumpet anemone or Brown anemone is one of the species of anemone typical of the Mediterranean Sea, it is not as common as the classic anemone Anemonia sulcata, but it is easy to find if we dive into reefs where the sea conditions are not yet too man-made. ...
Boga – Boops boops – bogue – www.intotheblue.it-2022-02-18-15h38m01s306Boga
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03:57

Boops boops

Boops boops commonly called the bogue, is a species of seabream native to the eastern Atlantic. Its common name in most languages refers to its large ("bug") eyes. A demeral and semi-pelagic, it can generally be found at a depth of 100 m, and infrequently down to 350 m. The Bogue reaches a maximum length of 30 cm. and a weight that can reach half a kilogram. Its color ranges from silvery green on the back to white on the belly. The fins have the same color as the back except the ventral ones which are white. On the side it has a dark lateral line under which we find four or five lateral lines of a beautiful golden color.
T_Peltodoris atromaculata Dotted sea slug-16h10m13s990Vacchetta di mare o Lumaca leopardo – Peltodoris atromaculata
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Dotted sea slug - Peltodoris atromaculata

In this dive we met one of the many nudibranchs (sea snails) that populate our sea, Peltodoris atromaculata - Dotted sea slug very similar to the Jorunna funebris (Dotted nudibranch), also called Sea cow or Leopard snail. Peltodoris atromaculata Dotted sea slug Vacchetta di mare intotheblue.it ...
Pesce Pagliaccio delle Maldive – Amphiprion nigripes – Maldive Anemonefish – blackfinned Anemonefish – www.intotheblue.it-2020-12-28-14h35m27s190Maldive Anemonefish
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01:05

Maldive Anemonefish

Amphiprion nigripes (Maldive Anemonefish or blackfinned anemonefish), is a marinefish belonging to the family Pomacentridae, which includes clownfishes and damselfishes. The Maldive anemonefish is a small fish which grows up to 11 cm as a female and 8 cm as a male. It is oval-bodied and laterally compressed.
T_Amberjack Yellowtail Seriola dumerilii Ricciola -2022-10-22-21h51m41s295Amberjack Yellowtail Seriola dumerilii Ricciola -2022-10-22-21h43m13s128Ricciola – Seriola dumeriili
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Amberjack / Yellowtail - Seriola dumeriili

Amberjack, Seriola dumerili is a pelagic species, that is, it spends most of its life in the open sea. However, it happens that almost always in autumn and sometimes in spring it approaches the coasts in search of food and stays here for a few months and then returns to the blue of the open sea. ...
T_Striped red mullet Triglia di scoglio Mullus surmuletus-2022-10-08-20h39m07s239Triglia di scoglio – Mullus surmuletus
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03:42

Striped red mullet - Triglia di scoglio

In this dive we met the Red mullet - Mullus surmuletus - in one of the many typical Mediterranean seabeds. As always, when we dive we try to film and document the marine species that populate our seas but also the conditions in which our sea is found. ...
t_Gorgonia bianca Eunicella singularis White gorgonian-2022-10-06-15h11m42s386White gorgonian – Eunicella singularis
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White gorgonian - Eunicella singularis

White gorgonian Eunicella singularis, is a gorgonian typical of the Mediterranean Sea, grows on rocky, muddy and detrital bottoms and often colonizes bottoms that have undergone stress caused by the change in water temperatures or damage caused by trawling, replacing the other species ...
Raccoon Butterflyfish Pesce Farfalla Mascherato Chaetodon lunula crescent-masked butterflyfish lunule butterflyfish halfmoon butterflyfish moon butterflyfish raccoon butterfly raccoon raccoon coralfish redstriped butterflyfish-2021-01-06-12h23m45s138Pesce Farfalla Mezzaluna
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Raccoon Butterflyfish

The Raccoon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula), also known as the crescent-masked butterflyfish, lunule butterflyfish, halfmoon butterflyfish, moon butterflyfish, raccoon butterfly, raccoon, raccoon coralfish, and redstriped butterflyfish, is a species of marine ray-finned, a butterflyfish belonging to the family Chaetodontidae. It is found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Pencil urchin Stylocidaris affinis Riccio matita-2022-09-25-14h14m38s244Pencil urchin Stylocidaris affinis Riccio matita-2022-09-25-14h14m16s885Pencil urchin – Stylocidaris affinis
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Pencil urchin - Stylocidaris affinis

Pencil urchin is certainly one of the most curious and most characteristic species of Mediterranean urchins. Its common name derives from the shape of its thorns which resemble a classic pencil or "Lapis" as we say in Tuscany. However, these thorns are quite fragile as they are funny ...
T_Leopard-spotted goby Thorogobius ephippiatus Ghiozzo leopardo-2022-09-18-17h01m12s530Leopard-spotted goby Thorogobius ephippiatus Ghiozzo leopardo-2022-09-18-17h00m06s427Leopard-spotted goby Thorogobius ephippiatus Ghiozzo leopardo-2022-09-18-17h24m12s947Ghiozzo leopardo – Thorogobius ephippiatus
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Leopard-spotted goby - Thorogobius ephippiatus

In these two dives we met the Leopard Goby (Thorogobius ephippiatus) a sea fish belonging to the Gobidae family. In the first we are on a 45 meter seabed made up of coral reefs that rise from a sandy bottom, in the second we are on a patch full of gorgonians but isolated in a bottom of mud and debris at a depth of about 52/53 meters ...
vlcsnap-2022-03-16-11h16m43s348Spiny Starfish – Tank Star
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04:37

Spiny Starfish - Tank Star

The Martasteria or Spiny Starfish, Marthasterias glacialis, is an echinoderm of the Asteriidae family common in the Mediterranean Sea. Also called a Tank star, due to the characteristic plates bristling with thorns that distinguish it from other starfish, it has a regular shape with five arms. The body is characterized by spines of variable color: white, gray, brown, red, blue. It appears to be the largest species in the Mediterranean, capable of reaching even 85 centimeters in diameter.
Sea hare Aplysia depilans Lepre di mare Ballerina spagnola-2022-09-04-13h56m59s961Volare nel blu – Ballerina spagnola
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Flying into the blue - Sea hare

Sea hare, Aplysia depilans, is a gastropod mollusk typical of the Mediterranean Sea; she is a sea snail but in this video we see her swimming in the blue almost like flying and we think she is anything but a snail. Sea hare Aplysia depilans Lepre di mare Ballerina spagnola. ...
T_Zerro Spicara smaris Picarel www.intotheblue.it-2022-08-30-23h18m22s857Zerro – Spicara smaris
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05:32

Picarel - Spicara smaris

Spicara smaris in italian Zerro, are those little fish that practically always accompany us in our dives to which we often do not give too much importance since we always hope to find more important species to film and photograph. ...
T_Brown meagre Sciaena umbra Corvina-2022-08-23-18h47m19s747Brown meagre Sciaena umbra Corvina-2022-08-23-18h44m55s559Brown meagre Sciaena umbra Corvina-2022-08-23-18h53m56s271Sciaena umbra – Corvina
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05:40

Brown meagre - Sciaena umbra

Also this summer we have filmed Brown meagre this splendid fish on several occasions and as always we decide to publish some videos to share the beauty of this typical species of the Mediterranean Sea. Sciaena umbra Brown meagre Corvina intotheblue.it ...
T_Garfish Belone belone Aguglia-2022-08-21-19h23m00s491Garfish Belone belone Aguglia-2022-08-21-18h51m38s955Garfish Belone belone Aguglia-2022-08-21-19h23m26s577T_Garfish Belone belone Aguglia-2022-08-21-19h20m10s839Aguglia – Belone belone
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07:50

Garfish - Belone belone

Garfish, Belone belone, is commonly found in the Mediterranean Sea and in the eastern Atlantic, in the coastal areas around the Canary Islands, Azores, Madeira and Cape Verde, as well as in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea; Belone only lives in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean around the Strait of Gibraltar. ....
vlcsnap-2021-01-05-12h08m41s003The struggle for life
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01:05

The struggle for life

This video made in the Maldives shows us an octopus as it comes out of its den to go hunting for food. While out he is attacked by a redtoothed triggerfish and thent has to give up his lunch and immediately take shelter in an emergency shelter to try to save himself. The video is interesting because it highlights the struggle for life that occurs every day in nature and where the predator must necessarily be careful to prevent becoming the prey of another animal.
T_Antedon Mediterranea Giglio di mare Mediterranean feather star into-2022-08-06-15h22m22s754Mediterranean feather star – Antedon Mediterranea
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Mediterranean feather star - Antedon Mediterranea

Antedon Mediterranea - Mediterranean feather star - is one of the most filmed animal by underwater photographers, certanly for the colors of this splendid owl but above all for the scarce mobility and morphological characteristics of the ten tentacles of the starfish remeber the most famous feathered starfish of tropical seas. ...
Chromis chromis-2022-07-25-18h43m41s019Chromis chromis-2022-07-25-17h20m56s139Chromis chromis-2022-07-25-17h51m08s350Chromis chromis-2022-07-25-18h41m29s897Chromis chromis – Mediterranean chromis
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Chromis chromis - Mediterranean chromis

In this collage of various videos you can see the various stages of growth of the Chromis chromis, the very common black damselfish that inhabits the depths of the entire Mediterranean Sea. At first we encountered the fry in their characteristic electric blue livery. Chromis chromis Mediterranean chromis Castagnola nera intotheblue.it ...
Scyllarus arctus-T-2022-07-19-16h54m44s966Cicala di mare Magnosella – Scyllarus arctus
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06:32

Slipper lobster - Scyllarus arctus

Slipper lobster, Magnosella, Scyllarus arctus (Ciacala di mare or Batti batti) are becoming increasingly rare in our Mediterranean Sea. Slipper lobster has even become a protected species in Italy due to indiscriminate fishing and the change in the conditions of its habitat ...
Discovering new wrecks-2022-07-12-17h59m57s459Alla scoperta di nuovi relitti
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21:25

Discovering new wrecks

The discovery of an unknown wreck is certainly one of the most beautiful emotions a diver can experience. However, it is an increasingly rare event now, the wrecks that can be visited with scuba loaded with compressed air are now practically all known in the various areas of the Mediterranean Sea, ...
Rhizostoma pulmo Barrel Jellyfish Medusa Polmone di mare intotheblue.it-2022-07-07-s424Lasciamo vivere le meduse e raccogliamo la plastica dal mare!
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08:49

Collect plastic and let jellyfish live!

Rhizostoma pulmo (Barrel Jellyfish) is the largest jellyfish in the Mediterranean Sea, and is also one of the most common and easiest to encounter. Every summer we manage to film some specimens, in this case we found ourselves in front of a real herd of a hundred jellyfish, a rather rare event in recent years. ...
vlcsnap-2022-02-09-14h33m48s511Muggini tra le barche
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08:43

Flathead grey mullets among the boats

Flathead grey mullets it is a fish able to withstand wide variations in salinity, in fact we find it regularly in marine waters, fresh or brackish waters. Extremely adaptable to all environments; we often find it at the mouths of rivers, in lagoon areas where sea water mixes with fresh water from the hinterland and inside bays and harbors. We met him among the boats of the small port of Castiglioncello: a well-known tourist and seaside resort near Livorno. Usually shy and suspicious, because often the object of predatory fish hunting, in this case he let himself be approached by the diver's camera who took the opportunity to make a close encounter.
vlcsnap-2021-03-03-15h12m41s243Eggs of european Squid
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Eggs of european Squid

The European squid or common squid (Loligo vulgaris) is a large squid belonging to the family Loliginidae. It occurs abundantly in coastal waters from the North Sea to at least the west coast of Africa. This species lives from sea level to depths of 500 m. Its mantle is up to 40 cm long. The species is extensively exploited by commercial fisheries.
vlcsnap-2021-03-04-15h42m50s936Triglia di scoglio
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04:28

Striped red Mullet

The striped red mullet or surmullet (Mullus surmuletus) is a species of goatfish found in the Mediterranean Sea, eastern North Atlantic Ocean, and the Black Sea. They can be found in water as shallow as 5 metres or as deep as 409 metres depending upon the portion of their range that they are in. This species can reach a length of 40 centimetres. Toxic when not cooked. Though most are only around 25 centimetres. The greatest recorded weight for this species is 1 kilogram. This is a commercially important species and is also sought after as a game fish.
Gorgonia Leptogorgia sarmentosa Gorgonian intotheblue.itLeptogorgia sarmentosa Gorgonian
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15:32

Leptogorgia sarmentosa Gorgonian

Leptogorgia sarmentosa Gorgonian is quite common in the Mediterranean Sea, we often meet it during our dives, but not in the area where we explored in this video. On this seabed there are not many gorgonians, despite being the classic coralligenous bottom there is very common the red coral, Corallium rubrum ...
vlcsnap-2020-12-31-15h55m29s484Aulostomidae
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00:48

Trumpetfishes

The trumpetfishes are three species of highly specialized, tubular-elongated marine fishes in the genus Aulostomus, of the monogeneric family Aulostomidae. The trumpetfishes are members of the order Syngnathiformes, together with the seahorses and the similarly built, closely related cornetfishes.
vlcsnap-2022-06-05-20h40m54s736Apnea sul relitto Melania
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Freediving on Melania wreck

Melania was a coastal freighter that transported goods and more between the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago and Livorno. It is located a short distance from the coast off the coast of Vada (in the area of ​​the beautiful "Secche di Vada") and as can be seen from the images and video at depths that are quite accessible even in apnea ...
Salpa maxima – www.intotheblue.it-T2022-06-02-20h13m45s007Salpa maxima
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04:26

Salpa maxima

Salpa maxima also arrived in the upper Tyrrhenian Sea or lower Ligurian Sea, that is, in the waters of Livorno and the province where we often dive. It is a Tunicate; at first sight it looks like a cross between a fish and a jellyfish but it is neither, it is actually a transparent invertebrate belonging to the order of the Salpidae subphylum Tunicata, coming from the deepest oceans and very rare in the Mediterranean....
Eriphia verrucosa Warty crab Favollo – www.intotheblue.it-2022-05-28-21h34m21s687Warty crab – Eriphia verrucosa
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03:25

Warty crab - Eriphia verrucosa

Eriphia verrucosa (Forskål, 1775),  warty crab or yellow crab is a species of crab, found in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and eastern Atlantic Ocean from Brittany to Mauritania and the Azores. Individual crabs have been caught as far north as Cornwall. ...
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