Brings you the best marine ecotourism experiences in Europe

Europe's seas are full of life!

POKE IN TO DISCOVER THE AMAZING MARINE WILDLIFE OF THE "OLD" CONTINENT

No matter how much time we spend at sea, the Ocean never fails to amuse us. You may be surprised to find that the seas around Europe are home to more than 33,000 species. The variety of life underwater is the reason why the ocean is capable of providing us with some many invaluable services, from food to the very air we breathe.

A snorkel gear and a knowledgeable guide is all that you need to start seeing incredible creatures that often cross you, unnoticed. Other bigger animals require that you sail into the big blue. So while you plan your next holiday and dream of all the great things that you can do, why not poke around to discover some of the amazing creatures that you can meet? All of this amazing marine animals and plants can be part of your next adventure by the sea! 

Have you seen that slug? Explore Europe's marine wildlife

Opistobranchs - and especially the group of the Nudibranchs - include some of the most colourful, amazing creatures on Earth. They are hard to spot, bou can find them in the Mediterranean Sea.

The opisthobranchs are invertebrate animals (Mollusca-Gastropoda) commonly known as sea slugs. They are characterized by a small or absent shell. Among the best known opisthobranchs are the nudibranchs, invertebrate animals with spectacular color. They  generally are small - some millimeters long - but larger species can reach 40 cm. Having no mechanical protection, their only defense relies on their camouflage, and on their toxicity, secreted by them or accumulated from their food. For divers, it is possible to find these species all year round in the Mediterranean Sea, from shallow waters to depths of well over 700 m.

Europe's marine wildlife is pretty amazing. Poke in to learn some more!

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Learn more about marine species & habitats that you can find in Ireland...

or as you travel in the UK...

Sponges

Dercitus bucklandi, Stryphnus ponderosus, Axinella infundibuliformis,Pachymatisma johnstonia…

All the way from Spain...

...to Italy...

...and Croatia!