You’re Cool Dad! Marine Biology

PREFACE Today we present the shot “You’re cool dad!” depicting a male specimen of Apogon imberbis, during the seasonal hatching of the eggs. The picture was taken in July, in plain summer, when these colorful fishes culminate their breeding season with the male specimens that brood & protect the eggs… Continue reading

Guylian Seahorses of the World Photography Competition 2018 Project Seahorse

Have you seen a seahorse in the wild? Were you lucky enough to capture an amazing photograph or video? Join us in celebrating the 7th edition of the GuylianSeahorses of the World Photography and Video Competition by submitting your amazing seahorse snapshot or video. Every two years, our loyal partner… Continue reading

Marine conservation in the Gulf of Thailand Marine Biology

The Gulf of Thailand is weird little bit of water. It constitutes only 0.001% of the Pacific Ocean, but is feeding millions of people in Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand by providing food and income through tourism. It’s also very young. It was formed roughly 10,000 years ago, when water from… Continue reading

Costa Smeralda Prize To Sandro Carniel's book "Oceani, il futuro scritto nell'acqua"

Congratulations to Scubashooters Scientific Director, Sandro Carniel! His last “pop-science” book “Oceani, il futuro scritto nell’acqua” (Hoepli ed.) was awarded the Costa Smeralda Prize (Premio Costa Smeralda), sponsored by the Consorzio Costa Smeralda, within the “essay” category during a public cerimony held at the Porto Cervo tennis club (Sardinia), last April 28th.… Continue reading

The Cuckoo Wrasse Marine Biology

The Cuckoo Wrasse (Labrus mixtus, whose Latin name refers to two essential characteristics: pronounced lips and stunning mixture of colors) is a marine fish belonging to the order of Perciformes, the family of Labridae and the subfamily of wrasses. The Labridae family is extremely common in the Mediterranean: all the… Continue reading

The Cuttlefish Marine Biology

cuttlefish

Cuttlefish or cuttles are marine animals of the order Sepiida. They belong to the class Cephalopoda, which also includes squid, octopus, and the nautilus. Cuttlefish are truly amazing marine creatures. This alien-like animal has eight sucker covered arms and two tentacles growing out of its well-developed head, three hearts pumping… Continue reading

The Clownfish Marine Biology

Clownfishes and anemone

The Amphiprion bicintus clown fishes are part of the Amphiprioninae subfamily and get their name from the funny, brisk movements and the vibrant coloration. The body is high, the head is small, and the dorsal and ventral profiles are very convex. The pectoral fins are very large, trapezoidal but rounded.… Continue reading