Marine Life Continues to Pose for Šibenik’s Underwater Camera

Lauren Simmonds

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From fish to eels and loggerhead turtles, Šibenik’s underwater camera continues to arouse curiosity among marine life.

Sometimes, the most authentic way to really view what we have is to do just that – view what we have. With the possibility of viewing being 24/7.

Much like others, the Croatian Adriatic is continually threatened by harmful plastic waste, and it’s difficult to imagine all the ways in which native marine life suffers as a result. To bring it closer to home, there is a way to really bring it home. And that’s watching sealife live.

As SibenikIN writes on the 22nd of September, 2018, the underwater camera placed underwater at Martinska by the Šibenik Meteo association provides a true insight into Dalmatia’s marine life, and is more than an interesting sight. Recently a loggerhead turtle, otherwise a threatened species of sea turtle, came to have a look at the camera, quite obviously curious as to what it was before continuing on. Since then, European conger eels, octopus, amberjacks, and cuttlefish have come to see what the fuss is about.

Five or six of amberjacks decided to show up in front of the camera, and judging by their size, they appear to be juvenile specimens.

Amberjacks otherwise live in the warmest seas of the world, they can grow to 180 centimetres in length and healthy fish have no problem in reaching 80 kilograms in weight, in the Adriatic sea however, the norm is just over 50 kilograms. These fish change the area in which they live based on temperature alterations, meaning that during the colder winter months, they live at a much deeper level, and at the end of spring, as the weather gradually warms up, they approache the surface of the sea and are more easily seen.

If you’d like to access Šibenik’s underwater camera in real time, click here.


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