Posts from the ‘pictures of animals’ Category
Rhizostoma pulmo: the largest Mediterranean jellyfish (up to 10 Kg)
A baby Pinna nobilis. This marine bivalve mollusc can grow up to 1.2 m long
Echinaster sepositus: the arms of this Mediterranean sea star fish are up to 20 cm
Actinia viridis: a snake-locks anemone with 8 cm long tentacles
Octopus vulgaris: hidden in its lair, the piovra can be up to 1 m long.
“Ode to the Sea” shot off shore between Pistis and Porto Conte, Sardegna, Italy with Olympus TG-1. Click to zoom in and appreciate every scale and tentacle.
The Oceanarium of Lisbon, with its 5,000,000 liter tank, is the largest indoor aquarium in Europe. Yes, even (!) bigger than Genoa aquarium. It reaches 7 meter deep, so that you can admire both pelagic and benthic species at the same time.
Here in the pictures a few of its 16,000 individuals. Can you spy the sunfish?