Diving in the Miramare Marine Reserve

Our activities continue, November 8 2020 the diving trip to the Miramare Marine Reserve took place with the group of 11 divers of ATIS Diving Club.

Immersion in the waters of the marine reserve allows the observation of a protected environment and therefore of high biodiversity, it is a dive suitable for everyone, very simple but full of naturalistic interest.

The stretch of coast protected thanks to the establishment of the Miramare Marine Area represents in fact a precious biological unicuum because, despite being relatively small, it has diversified into specific micro-environments that reflect the presence of three distinct zones – the tidal zone, the environment of rock and gravel and the sandy and muddy bottoms – rich in species observable during diving.

In the tidal zone you can come across barnacles crustaceans, bivalve molluscs, crabs, sea ​​tomatoes and sea oak, authentic biogeographical relic of the last glaciation, as well as the famous peacock blenny, species symbol of the Marine Protected Area.

Instead they colonize the rocks, green and brown algae, organ pipe sponges and coelenterates like sea anemones, while he sails, scarrani, sea ​​bream and sea bream swim within four meters of depth, and deeper still bass and corvine.

Oloturie, ofiure or serpentine stars, starfish and crustaceans compete to blend in on the sandy and muddy bottoms, where the largest bivalve mollusk in the Mediterranean also lives – the noble Fin, whose shell up to 70 cm offers hospitality with sponges and encrusting ascidians – and murmurs it.

The photos and videos are from our instructors Alberto Tumminelli e Davide Furlani.

We thank all the staff of the Miramare Marine Protected Area (http://www.riservamarinamiramare.it) for the organization of this wonderful day.


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