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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

100.00

Discover Scuba Diving in Albufeira

Portugal Algarve
54.00

Guided Kayak Adventure on Helford River & Frenchman's Creek

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area
390.00

4-Day Open Water Diver Course

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria
50.00

Kayaking & Snorkeling Experience in Llança

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Cap de Creus
75.00

2-hour Private Catamaran Trip in Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Barcelona
75.00

Giant SUP experience in Nazaré

Portugal Central Portugal
27.00

Wild Canoeing to Ribeiro Cavalo's Beach

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra
1800.00

St James Way By Kayak 10-Day Guided Tour

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas
30.00

Guided Sea Kayaking Tour to Saint's Island

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas
89.00

Discover Scuba Diving in Mallorca

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca
60.00

Half-day Sea Kayak & Snorkeling tour along Cagliari's cliffs

Italy Sardinia
40.00

2.5-hour Ria Formosa Eco-friendly Solar Boat Tour

Portugal Algarve
35.00

Stand Up Paddle Surf Adventure in Tenerife

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife
30.00

Boat Tour of Ria Formosa Islands

Portugal Algarve
50.00

Aegean Sea Wreck Dive

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia
48.00

Snorkeling Adventure in Tenerife

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife
60.00

Malin Head Walking with Wildlife & Heritage Tour

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Malin Head
50.00

Sunset Fastnet Lighthouse Tour

Ireland County Cork
190.00

2-Day Self-guided Sea Kayak Tour in Stockholm Archipelago

Sweden
75.00

Sea Kayak Tour to Cape St. Vincent

Portugal Algarve