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Bottlenose dolphin

Scientific name: Tursiops truncatus

It is the most common in Ibiza of the more than 30 existing ones. They live in groups of up to 10-12 and use a sonar-like echolocation system to find their food. They cooperate with each other to catch fish and invertebrates they feed on.

Curiosities

It has a large brain in relation to the size of its body. They have been confirmed to be the second most intelligent animal on the planet after humans. We often spot them when they approach our boat.

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Gilthead seabream

Scientific name: Sparus aurata

It is very sociable and lives in small groups on sandy bottoms up to 30 meters deep. It mainly feeds on bivalves which it digs up with its powerful tail and grinds with its strong teeth. It also feeds on algae and posidonia. Its size can reach 70 cm and its weight ranges between 5 and 8 kg.

Curiosities

In addition to the row of teeth on its jaw, it also has teeth on the palate.

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Conger eel

Scientific name: Conger conger

Dark gray and whitish on the belly. The activity of the conger eel begins at dusk, looking for prey coming out of its cleft in areas near the coast, where there is more variety of food. Their diet is based on fish, octopus and squid. They live in depths from 1 to 1,000 meters.

Curiosities

Although it is very resistant to wounds, it usually has scars caused by the suction cups of its favorite food, squid.

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Bluefin tuna

Scientific name: Thunnus thynuus

It has a solid torpedo-shaped body that allows it to move very quickly. Its low body temperature of 21 degrees allows it to enter cold waters and make long migrations. They move in schools with specimens of the same size and feed on other schools of fish such as hake and anchovies.

Curiosities

It is one of the largest fish in the open sea and reaches up to 80km/h in speed. They can live up to 15 years.

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Warty crab

Scientific name: Eriphia verrucosa

Warty Crab is shell is compact and its body is covered with small filaments, it can reach 10 cm in length. It has two strong claws that make it a great predator. This crab feeds on other crustaceans, mollusks, worms, and even small fish. It lives in rocks or cavities, usually near the coast or in breakers, never more than 15 m. deep.

Curiosities

It is a crustacean whose activity is greater at night and twilight hours. After brief excursions to territories near his hiding place, he collects his prey and drags them back to his cave.









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Marine species

Squid

Scientific name: Loligo vulgaris

It is a mollusk with a length of between 15 and 30 cm. It has 8 short arms and two extendable catching tentacles. It lives in waters close to the coast, from the surface of the sea up to 100 meters deep. It is a nocturnal predator that feeds on fish and prawns.

Curiosities

It moves by jet propulsion. When it feels in danger it expels ink to confuse its predators and flee.

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Periwinkle

Scientific name: Littorina littorea

It measures between 2.5 and 3 cm. They live attached to the rocks that are submerged, in the cracks and crevices that serve to protect them from the waves and currents. It feeds on algae and does not neglect small invertebrates when the opportunity presents itself.

Curiosities

They are very resistant mollusks and can last a long time out of the water. When they feel attacked they take refuge inside the shell.

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Marine species

Beadlet anemone

Scientific name: Actinia equina

Beadlet anemone are solitary animals that colonize rocks and coastal crevices. They have a foot that allows them to adhere and move slowly through rocks. It is primarily a nocturnal hunter that feeds on small fish and crustaceans with the help of its stinging tentacles.

Curiosities

Their ability to retract the tentacles and close with seawater allows them to live for periods of time out of the water. They tend to open their tentacles at night.

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Mediterranean red sea star

Scientific name: Echinaster sepositus

Red sea Star has five arms on the underside of which it has several rows of tube feet, which it uses to move around and to hold food. It also has short spines that are covered by the skin. It is found on rocky bottoms and Posidonia meadows. Feeds mostly on sponges and worms.

Curiosities 

They have regenerative capacity which allows them to develop a new arm if they lose it.

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Salvem Sa Badia de Portmany

We offer you the video that our friends from Salvem sa Badia have produced. We think is a must for those of us who love Ibiza. We cannot remain inactive in the truth of the tragedy of our waters.

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