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

Project Seahorse For seahorses and marine conservation

Project Seahorse is delighted to announce the launch of our new, improved iSeahorse.org website – our pioneering citizen engagement tool that gathers information about seahorses while building a community of committed contributors who are empowered to take action for seahorses and marine conservation. Anyone can join. Whether you’re a diver,… Continue reading

Shrimp Festival Winners Underwater Photography Contest

The second edition of the Deepblu.com / Scubashooters.net jointly organized festival has just finished. This edition’s theme was Shrimp. First place went to the beautiful hairy shrimp framed by Leon Haoqin Zhao, second place by Tianhong Wang and thirs place by Gyno Simus.     Several hundred photos have been submitted from dozens… Continue reading

Painted doris nudibranch Felimare picta / Marine Biology

nudibranch felimare picta

The painted Doris (Felimare picta) is a nudibranch belonging to the Chromodorididae family. It is one of the families most numerous and common, consisting mainly of medium or large size specimen, characterized by elaborate and glittering colors. They feed on various types of sponges, so it is useful to know… Continue reading

Underwater tour in the Philippines The paradise of macro photography

Underwater Philippines Panorama

February 2015. I receive a private message on Facebook by Jerome Kim, underwater photographer of international renown and well known for its beautiful super-macro shooting, or that type of photography where the magnification of the subject and ‘above 1 : 1. Jerome has organized and invites me to join the… Continue reading

Fishes on the move Body and fins shape: not all fishes are swimming in the same way

In the liquid element, movement is influenced primarily by the resistance of the mean, which is eight hundred times greater than the air. Something not of little importance. Any diver will immediately notice the resistance he encounters in moving into water. That said, think about fishes: they are tied to… 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