Italy, Liguria, Imperia, Municipality of Ventimiglia
From -24 m to -35 m
Currently, the best way to visit the Capo Mortola Marine Conservation Area is to contact the Pianeta Blu company and arrange an activity at sea.
Description of the site of natural interest
On the western wall of the shoal, the rock and the coral form a huge spur that closes in on itself, giving rise to a roof colonised by sponges, madrepores (Leptosammia pruvoti) and on the top by red gorgonians (Parmuricea clavata). Here, at a depth of 30 m, it is possible to admire some colonies of P. clavata whose colour has turned yellow, a little known phenomenon that is usually admired at depths of more than 50 m. These seabeds are the ideal habitat for lobsters, groupers and scorpion fish.