Mediterranean sea Anemone, (Anemonia sulcata), commonly known as Venus hair, is a species of sea anemone in the Actiniidae family. It has a cylindrical body, varying in color from yellow-brown to green, from which a crown of long, slightly retractable tentacles with violet-colored ends depart. The cylindrical body can reach sizes up to about 20 cm in diameter. anemone di mare
Its tentacles have a strong urticant power especially for man; many fish and shellfish are immune to its poison and often take refuge there to escape predators. It is a species widespread throughout the Mediterranean, but in some areas it is becoming rare due to its gastronomic use considered a specialty.
For many people the sea is experienced as a period of vacation, rest, where to spend a part of the summer to cool off by swimming or all water sports such as: surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing or canoeing, or for to do sport fishing, traveling by boat etc. All activities that take place on the sea surface. Under the surface of the sea, on the other hand, an exuberant life is “hidden” that develops in three dimensions, full of countless beings so different from each other where the competition for life sometimes becomes dramatic but always finds a delicate balance of coexistence.
For us divers, the submerged life does not represent only the curiosity for the exploration of other borders, although now largely known, but an experience that we want to live directly and the testimonies of others will never be able to satisfy. At the end of each dive we feel gratified by the sense of freedom emanating from the “deep blue“. The interest in observation leads us to appreciate a wonderful aquatic life, both animal and plant, present at all depths.