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Red coral

Red corals are long-lived animals, reaching over 100 years of age! The red coral o precious coral is an invertebrate, colonial animal (Cnidaria-Anthozoa-Octocorallia), mainly produced by the accumulation of calcareous encrusting algae growing in dim light conditions.

It is endemic of the Mediterranean Sea. It is characterized by an intensely coloured red skeleton, which is used for making jewellery. Its intensive fishing is, without doubt, the main threat to this species. Although this activity is strictly regulated, illegal fishing is an important problem.

The red coral grows very slowly, usually less than one millimetre in thickness each 4 years. Along the Costa Brava, for example, it can be observed all year round from 3 meters depth downwards, in small caves, overhangs and in fissures or cracks in the rocks.

Catch a glimpse

Red coral

Experience Europe's marine wildlife

600.00

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1050.00

Small ship cruise to Skye & the Small Isles

UK Scotland Highlands Skye and Lochalsh
18.00

Barcelona's late afternoon

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Barcelona
35.00

Sea Kayak Tour in Faro

Portugal Algarve
35.00

Flysch Walking Tour at the Basque Coast Geopark

Spain Basque Country
115.00

Portofino Full Day Sea Kayak Tour

Italy Liguria Genoa Portofino
60.00

A Day in Rathlin Island

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Ballycastle and Rathlin
30.00

Sea Kayaking Tour in Cies Islands

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas
40.00

Sesimbra & Espichel Grotto Boat Tour

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra
40.00

Rockin' The Causeway Coast

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast
30.00

Sailors' Traditions Tour in Ria de Arousa

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa
32.00

Smuggler’s Cove Kayak or big SUP tour in Barrika Flysch

Spain Basque Country
45.00

Kayaking & Snorkeling Experience in Llança

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Cap de Creus
60.00

Malin Head Walking with Wildlife & Heritage Tour

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Malin Head
680.00

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Sweden Götaland
35.00

Whale & Dolphin Trip in West Cork

Ireland County Cork
30.00

Cathedrals Beach Boat Tour

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense
50.00

Sesimbra Kayak Tour

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra
New!
850.00

The Sounds of the Hebrides

UK Scotland Argyll & Bute
35.00

Aries Wreck Dive in Ria de Arousa

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa