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MARINES ATTRACTIONS

MARINES ATTRACTIONS

TURBOT

TURBOT

Psetta maxima (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographic origin : Baltic, Channel, Atlantic, Mediterranean.

Good to know: this fish is born in a vertical position and three weeks after its body is transformed and flipped onto its right side. Then, its right eye turns around its head to be placed beside its left one. And he’s all camouflaged and placed flat on the sand.

LEAF FISH

LEAF FISH

Taenianotus triacanthus (Lacipède, 1802)

Geographic origin : Indo-Pacific area, from East of Africa to West of America, French Polynesia.

Good to know: leaf fish is the champion of camouflage. When it stands in the middle of algae, it lets the current sweep him away to trap its prey by surprise.

GARDEN EELS

GARDEN EELS

Heteroconger hassi ( Klausewitz & Eibl-Eibesfeldt, 1959)

Geographical origin : Indo-Pacific zone of Africa to the east Polynesia .

Anecdote : It is very difficult for a diver to observe or photograph garden eels. In fact, these, very sensitive, detect the vibrations released by the air bubbles and eager to return to their burrow.

PORT JACKSON SHARK

PORT JACKSON SHARK

Heterodontus portusjacksoni, meyer 1973

Geographical origin : New Zealand coasts and the South Australian coasts.

Anecdote : It frequents the rocky or sandy bottoms close to the surface but can descend to more than 180m of profundeur in the spring.

STONE FISH

STONE FISH

Synanceia verrucosa (Bloch, Scheider, 1801)

Geographic origin : the entire Indo-Pacific area (Australia), from the east of Africa to the Cortez Sea

Good to know: stone fish has one of the most powerful venoms in the animal kingdom, it distributes through the spine of its dorsal fin.

OCTOPUS

OCTOPUS

Octopus vulgaris (Cuvier, 1797)

Geographic origin : Mediterranean, Atlantic, Channel, Baltic

Good to know: the octopus is the star of camouflage. It’s able to modify its color and the texture of its skin in order to mix into the setting and to vanish from the eyes of its prey and some of its predators.