“The shadow of the seas”

a brown meagre- Sciaena umbra in Kakaba reefs, Skala Kefalonia

“The shadow of the seas” This is  “Sikios” or “Pantelis” in Greek, the Brown Meagre (or Corb- scientific name: “Sciaena umbra”). This species spreads in the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea and the East Atlantic. It is usually found in rocky and sandy sea bottoms with seagrass  meadows (in fact, the iconic”Posidonia oceanica” seagrass which […]

Fan Mussel and its hidden Guardian

Fan Mussel (Pinna Nobilis)

Fan Mussel and its hidden Guardian! Commonly known as Fan Mussel or “Pinna” in Greek (scientific name: “Pinna nobilis”), this is a large shellfish that looks like a big mussel but it has a more impressive and fragile shell that can reach 1 meter in length. This species is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea, and […]

A crab’s night out

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