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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

1050.00

Small ship cruise to Skye & the Small Isles

UK Scotland Highlands Skye and Lochalsh
20.00

Paddle Surf and Kayak excursion in Delta del Llobregat

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Delta del Llobregat Natural Park
20.00

Self-Guided SUP Tour in Illa de Arousa

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa
30.00

Sea Bike Tour in Ria de Arousa

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa
30.00

Inishowen Boating Experience

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen
20.00

St James Boat Tour in Ria de Arousa

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa
44.00

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Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa
350.00

4-Day Sea Kayak Tour in the Algarve

Portugal Algarve
60.00

Malin Head Walking with Wildlife & Heritage Tour

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Malin Head
90.00

Portofino Kayak & Snorkeling Tour

Italy Liguria Genoa Portofino
45.00

Sea Kayak Tour to Ingrina Caves

Portugal Algarve
46.00

Sunset Fastnet Lighthouse Tour

Ireland County Cork
48.00

Snorkeling Adventure in Tenerife

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife
30.00

Arade Boat Tour to Silves

Portugal Algarve Portimao
30.00

Dolphin Watching in Gibraltar

UK Gibraltar
90.00

Eco Dive Baptism in Sesimbra

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370.00

Advanced open water course in Umag

Croatia Istria Umag & Novigrad
40.00

Reef Diving Experience in Stella Maris

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35.00

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Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa
15.00

Barcelona's skyline

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Barcelona