Tub gurnard


The tub gurnard (Chelidonichthys lucernus) is a species of fish of the Triglidae family, characterized by reddish colour, big head and large blue-green pectoral fins. It may be up to 70 cm long. The tub gurnard is widespread in the …

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Sea hare


The depilatory sea hare (Aplysia depilans) is a gastropod mollusk of the Aplysiidae family. It is 25-40 cm long. Its skin is usually dark brown with light brown blotches. It has a yellow inner shell about 1.5 cm long. This …

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Blue shark


The blue shark (Prionace glauca) is a shark of the Carcharhinidae family. It can reach a length of 4 m and a weight of 200 kg, though in the Adriatic there are usually smaller sized specimens. It has a hydrodynamic …

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Vallevò pine grove, Rocca San Giovanni


Vallevò pine grove is situated in the municipal area of Rocca San Giovanni, on a hilltop that overlooks the Adriatic sea. It is a remarkable green area, a destination for the many visitors looking for nature and peace, a shady trail …

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Summer 2012


Summer 2012 conventionally begins today, though the high temperatures recorded in whole Italy and Abruzzo have advanced it by a week at least. The clearness of the Adriatic sea along the coast of Pescara and Montesilvano make us believe that …

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In Abruzzo different crab species live: the vernal crab (Liocarcinus vernalis) and the hairy crab in the Adriatic Sea, while the freshwater crab (Potamon fluviatile) still inhabits the cleanest rivers of the region. Those decapod crustaceans have a thick exoskeleton …

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