At the foot of the ancient castle, among meadows of Posidonia oceanica and gaseous emissions, this beautiful experience is held.Due to its peculiarities, the Ischia Ponte underwater site has been chosen by marine biologists from around the world as a field for assessing the effects of ocean acidification on marine organism communities.
What it consists of
A fascinating and unique spectacle presents itself to the eyes of the hiker:millions of bubbles rising to the surface makethis environment an enchanted place that manages to arouse wonder in adults and children alike. It will be possible to see spectacular underwater landscapes, with schools of salps, herbivorous fish continuously feeding on the extensive and lush Posidonia oceanica prairie, the most important underwater plant in the Mediterranean, which surrounds the entire island with its prairies and which in Ischia Ponte is less than a meter deep from the sea surface.The grasslands of this plant represent true underwater forests, where biodiversity reaches its peak. In addition to various species of fish, we will be able to see bivalve mollusks such as Pinna nobilis, whose fibers were used in ancient times to make textiles, cephalopod mollusks such as octopus and cuttlefish, echinoderms such as sea urchins and starfish. On the reefs are a few specimens of Cushion Madrepora (Cladocora caespitosa), a bioconstitutive organism of coral reefs. In recent years, the area is frequented in the summer by young Barracuda, probably Mediterranean Barracuda (Sphyraena viridensis).
Languages: Italian, English
Number of participants: 2 – 5 people
Means of transportation: Boat
Unfolding of the hike:
Rendezvous near the St. Angelo headquarters.
-Introduction to the biology of the Mediterranean and Ischia
-Water testing and familiarity with equipment