Banyuls sur Mer

These pictures have been made during a one week course in marine biology held by David Senn and Urs Wüest in Banyuls sur Mer, France. Topic of this course was plancton and this was also what we have seen mostly during the dives ;-) The visibility was not very good

About the dive base only this: Where are we going to dive today? — Out of the harbour, then right around the corner. — Where are we going to dive tomorrow? — Out of the harbour, then right around the corner. — And the day after tomrrow? — Out of the harbour, then right around the corner. — You have a nice aluminum boat. How many people can it carry? — 40 divers — Are all diving at the same time? — Yes! — What's the name of your dive base? — Réderis Sub (11 Images)

ScorpionfishImage 1/11 Scorpionfish: A beautiful scorpionfish. Flashed from the side it looks very vividly. — Nikon Coolpix 990, wideangle lens, Banyuls sur Mer, Mediterranean Sea, France, 30 September 2003 Rainbow WrasseImage 2/11 Rainbow Wrasse: A mediterranean rainbow wrasse (Coris julis) is nibbling algae from the ground. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Banyuls sur Mer, France, 30. September 2003 Anemone with Ghost CrabImage 3/11 Anemone with Ghost Crab: An anemone with many little soaring shrimps. Later a friend of mine discovered a very well hidden ghost crab on the left side of the anemone. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Banyuls sur Mer, Mediterranean Sea, France, September 2003 Sea UrchinImage 4/11 Sea Urchin: A purple sea urchin. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma flash, Banyuls sur Mer, France, September 2003 FishImage 5/11 Fish: At one time the water extraordinary clear ... usually the visibility was about 1-3 meters, probably due to the many marine biology students taking dive courses at the same time and sitting on the ground. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Banyuls sur Mer, France, Oktober 2003 White GorgonyImage 6/11 White Gorgony: Polyps of a white gorony. Detail shot using a binocular in the labatory — Nikon Coolpix 990, Banyuls sur Mer, France, October 2003
Red CoralImage 7/11 Red Coral: A red coral with white polyps. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma flash / Banyuls sur Mer, France, October 2003 Leopard SnailImage 8/11 Leopard Snail: A leopard snail (Peltodoris atromaculata) on coloured sponges and agae. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma flash / Banyuls sur Mer, France, October 2003 FishImage 9/11 Fish: This could be a kind of goby but I'm not sure. — Nikon Coolpix 990, f=19mm, 1/120s, f/7.9, ISO 100, Banyuls sur Mer, France, 3. October 2003 Longstriped BlennyImage 10/11 Longstriped Blenny: A longstriped blenny (Parablennius rouxi) — Nikon Coolpix 990, f=19mm, 1/120s, f/7.9, ISO 100, Banyuls sur Mer, France, 3. October 2003 Sea slugImage 11/11 Sea slug: This nudibranch (Cratena peregrina) is sitting on a red sponge. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Banyuls sur Mer, Frankreich, Oktober 2003