The octopus is one of my favourite Mediterranean creatures. They’re intelligent, abundant and truly fascinating with their astonishing camouflage skills. Just take a look at this video I shot while out snorkling.
In Pollensa Bay schools of Barracuda are a fairly common and appreciated sight, if you’re lucky you might see more than a hundred juveniles swimming together. Barracudas come in many versions and spread over large parts of the globe in tropical and subtropical waters. Some spices grow up to 2m in length, though the European Barracudas are smaller.
So what spices are we actually seeing here in Mallorca during our dives?
If you have been diving the Balearic islands, or basically anywhere in the Mediterranean, you will have encountered the Two Banded Seabream (Diplodus Vulgaris). Though arguably not the most exciting sea creature we may encounter it still deserves a proper introduction. It is one of our most frequent dive buddies after all.