Parks.it Homepage

Area Marina Protetta Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre

www.areamarinasinis.it
Local Banner for the promotion of the territory

Secca Geppetto

Diving         

    The site
    In the south-east of Mal di Ventre Island, near Secca Ettore, towards the north, there is another granite relief that has been named after the person discovering it: from a depth of about 39m it reaches, at the 20m of depth, a large rocky plateau surrounded by boulders and rock projections. The rock ends on detritus and, all around, the Posidonia bed covers the bottom in a discontinuous manner. Also in this case, the site is often interested by strong currents.

    Main features
    The rocky relief is covered with a blanket of brown seaweeds, while the substratum is covered with bryozoans. Yellow cluster anemones cover the shady walls where it is possible to observe various species of multicolored nudibranchs. During the summer, among the stones, several ornate wrasses swarming about and eating the eggs of the damselfish, while on the bottom it is possible to observe the dark gray coat of a Tortonese's stingray. At the foot of the walls, under the boulders of the bottom, the biocenosis of the coralligenous is settled, characterized by encrusting sponges, Corallinaceae red seaweeds and, where the light is stronger, by Halimeda tuna. Under the boulders lying on the bottom, there are ravines and fissures where it is possible to observe groups of brown meagers.


    Secca Geppetto - Blue Itinerary
    Secca Geppetto - Blue Itinerary
    A big Tortonese\'s stingray swims on the granite rock
    A big Tortonese's stingray swims on the granite rock
    A shoal of ornate wrasses crowds into the rock fissures to eat the eggs of the damselfish
    A shoal of ornate wrasses crowds into the rock fissures to eat the eggs of the damselfish
     
    share-stampashare-mailQR Codeshare-facebookshare-deliciousshare-twitter
    © 2019 - Comune di Cabras