© H. Thedy


Land continues into the sea and under its surface as rocky seabeds. These stretch out from the surface to the deepest parts of the sea, forming very diverse landscapes. The shallower areas, that are very clear and subject to currents, shelter many juvenile animals. Deeper down, rocks are covered in quite dense algae which provide shelter for many species.

Did you know?

Shallow rocky areas, where many juvenile fish live, are under heavy pressure due to urbanisation.

Main associated species

  • Yellow gorgonian coral or yellow sea whip
  • Bath sponge
  • Red coral
  • Zigazag coral
  • Mediterranean slipper lobster

How can I help to protect it?

  • Look but don’t touch.
  • When diving, do not break coral branches with flippers.


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