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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
vlcsnap-2022-05-22-21h17m44s831vlcsnap-2022-05-22-21h16m23s674vlcsnap-2022-05-22-21h17m19s184vlcsnap-2022-05-22-21h17m37s396vlcsnap-2022-05-22-21h21m29s109Mucilage in May!
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Mucilage in May!

Here we are! and also this year we are here with mucilage phenomenon, the problem is: we are just in May and a week ago there was absolutely nothing in the same place! Could we blame all this on Hannibal anticyclone and the anomalous heat of this season ?! ...
vlcsnap-2021-01-08-15h31m37s034Spugna Tedania anhelans
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Sea sponge Tedania anhelans

Tedania anhelans is a sea sponge that has an arborescent shape with colors that vary from transparent to light gray or dark gray depending on the conditions and depths of the environment in which it lives and personally I also add based on age: more pale in the juvenile phase or darker in the mature phase. It is present throughout the Mediterranean Sea at a depth ranging from 10 to over 100 meters on hard substrates, in rocky walls but also, as in our case, on Gorgonians and fishing nets abandoned for several years. In fact, the Tedania sponge reproduces very easily.
vlcsnap-2021-11-03-12h10m05s880Stella Serpente
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Purple Starfish

The Purple Starfish, is a species of starfish from the East Atlantic (from mainland Portugal and the Azores down to the Gulf of Guinea) and the Mediterranean Sea. It has a big variation in colour (from red to orange) and may present brown spots. The central disc is small, covered by irregular plates, and the arms are thinner near the central disc. Each arm has lines of respiratory papillae. It can reach 40 cm in diameter.
polpo-2018-11-29-21h20m48s557Octopus seen closely HD
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Octopus seen closely HD

Given the success of the video of this octopus (Common octopus Octopus vulgaris) made a few years ago, we decide to republish it in high resolution, eliminating some cut parts and slowing down a few moments such as that of the encounter and escape ...
vlcsnap-2021-03-31-17h59m52s486Uovo di Gattuccio
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Catshark egg case

During a scuba dive I encountered this Catshark egg attached to an abandoned anchor rope on the seabed. The Catshark is a predominantly nocturnal fish that hides in the burrows and ravines of submerged cliffs during the day. Typically this small shark fixes its eggs to the various Gorgonians to make the most of the sea currents. In this case, as there were no Gorgonians in the seabed, he used the rope abandoned on the bottom by a boat.
Pesce Farfalla dal vessillo
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Schooling bannerfish

The schooling bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes), also known as the false moorish idol, is a marine ray-finned fish, a butterfyfish from the family Chaetodontidae. It is native to the Indo-Pacific area. The schooling bannerfish is a small fish that can reach a maximum length of 18–21 cm.
Mystery blenny Parablennius incognitus Bavosa mediterranea – www.intotheblue.it-2022-04-22-14h29m11s234Mystery blenny – Parablennius incognitus
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Mystery blenny - Parablennius incognitus

Mediterranean blenny blenny is one of the most common and easy to meet fish in the Mediterranean Sea, it belongs to the Blennidae family, Blennidae, and is an endemic species of our seas. Mystery blenny Parablennius incognitus Bavosa mediterranea www.intotheblue.it ...
vlcsnap-2022-01-31-14h45m20s378Sorgente vulcanica sottomarina
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Volcanic spring

They are often hot springs rich in mineral salts with varying temperatures. These thermal waters originate from the groundwater which, descending in depth, meet the hot rocks or are due to the condensation of the steam generated by the encounter of the water with the hot rocks.
vlcsnap-2021-12-20-18h11m48s732Scogliera coralligena di Calafuria
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Mediterranean coral reef of Calafuria

Calafuria coral reef near Livorno is one of the most beautiful coastal areas in Tuscany in the stretch from Quercianella to Livorno. Overlooking the sea, this splendid cliff continues its profile even under the sea surface until it reaches a depth of 36 meters, a short distance from the shore, and then rests on a seabed of sandy debris mixed with mud.
Pesce Serra
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Bluefish

The bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is the only extant species of the family Pomatomidae. It is a marine pelagic fish found around the world in temperate and subtropical waters, except for the northern Pacific Ocean. Bluefish are known as tailor in Australia and New Zeeland elf and shad in South Africa. It is a popular gamefish and food fish.
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