The silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) has a perfectly streamlined body and is a perfect swimmer. The peculiarity of this shark is that its skin has the softest placoid scales, which is why the shark got the name "silky". This shark species owes its name to smooth skin. It is also called sickle or reef shark.
The Peacock Flounder also known as Flowery Founder due to colorful patterns on the side that is not laying on the floor. This species is the most common flounder, they can be found at depths of 100 meters and inhabits in clear sandy areas near mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs.
The ocean is the biggest biome on Earth that covers 70% of our planet and is still undiscovered. It is classified by several layers, and each has its own distinctive features. These layers are known as "zones", from the surface to the very extreme depths where light can no longer penetrate
Ciona intestinalis, an invertebrate marine animal that looks like a tube. They spend their entire life attached to hard surface like crustaceans, bedrock, docks, boat hulls and pier with low wave exposure and some water flow.
The Spottail shark, or sorrah shark (Carcharhinus sorrah), is one of the genus species of gray sharks. A common species of shark that lives between 31 ° N. and 31 ° S on the continental and island shelves close to the coast at a depth of 140 m. It prefers a sandy bottom but also occurs near coral reefs.
“AIDA Freediving World Cup” competition has started last May 11,2021. Based in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt and was organized by Italian freediver Andrea Zuccari with 2 world record.
The pineapple fish is a bizarre specie yet can easily recognize by its yellow scales that are defined with black lines forming a knit-like pattern, resembling to the pineapple fruit. These sturdy scales are used as an armor to help them protect from predators like reef sharks and octopuses.
Let's talk about something relatedly interesting to holding our breath as freedivers. Have you heard of the word Kabaddi? It is derived from Hindi word that means, ‘holding your breath’. A team sport and perfect for adrenaline junkies, which requires both skill, strength and combines the attributes of wrestling and rugby.
Sand Tiger sharks are scientifically called Carcharias taurus. These sharks got their name due to the fact that they prefer to live on the sandy ocean floor, and usually stay near the coast.
Stazione Zoologica is the first and still in operation research facility mainly dedicated to study of marine fauna and flora. It was founded in March 1872 by Anton Dohrn, a German zoologist and a student of Charles Darwin.