Chapter Five. The Octopus

Chapter Five. The Octopus

The octopus is a cephalopod without internal skeleton that inhabits our coast of #Tenerife.

Scuba diving in Tenerife offers the possibility of having one encounter with these magnificent animals.

There are about 300 species of octopus and they have a large number of suckers that receive sensory stimuli such as a very fine touch and an exceptional smell.

It is recognized for its ability to solve problems through learning. That makes them expert hunters. Each hunting attempt increases their knowledge of the prey.

They often use objects to make the covers of their shelters. They have a portion of their brain called a vertical lobe that modulates their learning and memory as if they were superior vertebrates.

They are able to locate fertile females by smell and chase them until introducing the spermatic pack or spermatophore into them.

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Chapter Four. The Cuttlefish

Chapter Four. The Cuttlefish

The cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) is the fourth protagonist of our series of species. It is a cephalopod that is widely distributed in the Canary Islands and in the southwest coast of Tenerife we can find it in multiple habitats.

It can often be found in the bottoms of the bays, camouflaging itself with the environment. It is one of the usual species in Atlantic Eco Diving activities.

The cuttlefish has an adaptation to reproduction in one of its arms to introduce the spermatophores in the body of the female. It’s called hectocotilus. Many cuttlefish only reproduce once in life.

It is one of the stars of our dives in Tenerife. Observe in this video some common patterns of their habitual behavior. Remember that removing the bottoms of shells and algae affects and produces mortality in their egg laying.

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Where we are

We are located in Puerto Colón (pontoon 4). Southwest coast of Tenerife.

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Chapter Three. Lizardfish

Chapter Three. Lizardfish

3- Chapter 3 Diamond Lizardfish (Synodus synodus)

This is the third chapter of a periodical series we are producing to provide a deeper knowledge about the species we see in our daily activity scuba diving in Tenerife.

LIzardfish is one of the most common species that lays down in the bottom of the bay. It is a perfect example to explain how some species adopts a cryptic coloration to avoid be located by preys or predators.

Being hidden does have a cost aswel, like not having a visible sexual selective display, but the benefit of being able to predate on big preys.

Check them out in your first experience underwater! Scuba diving in Tenerife can be special and something completely different. #divewithrespect in #tenerife with:

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We are located at Puerto Colon (Pantalan 4), in the South-western Coast of Tenerife Island.

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Chapter two. Canary damsel

Chapter two. Canary damsel

2- Chapter 2. Canary damsel (Abudefduf luridus)

This is second chapter of our series of collaboration with Especies de Canarias.

The canary damsel is one of the most common species of our coast in south Tenerife. Canary damsel defends his territory and resources fiercely with the appearance of any intruder. This behavior is the result of the decision between fly or fight in front of a threat. The decision to attack has been positively selected by evolution.

Check them out in your first experience underwater! Scuba diving in Tenerife can be something special and something completely different. #divewithrespect in #tenerife with:

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Where we are

We are located at Puerto Colon (Pantalan 4), in the South-western Coast of Tenerife Island.

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Chapter one. Nudibranchia

Chapter one. Nudibranchia

1- Chapter 1 Nudibranchia (Felimare picta)

This is the first chapter of a periodical series we are producing to provide a deeper knowledge about the species we see in our daily activity scuba diving in Tenerife.

(Felimare picta) is one of the most amazing inverebrate species we can spot in south Tenerife’s coast. Evolution has selected those incredible colors to improve surviving of these species.

Check them out in your first experience underwater! Scuba diving in Tenerife can be something special and something completely different. #divewithrespect in #tenerife with:

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Don't Be Shy

If we didn’t answer all of your questions, or you want more information, feel free to get in touch anytime.

Where we are

We are located at Puerto Colon (Pantalan 4), in the South-western Coast of Tenerife Island.

Atlantic Eco Diving