Treasures of the Adriatic

When we initially arrived on the Island of Hvar, we never thought it would have such a rich marine life so close to the coast. We were pleasantly surprised when we were packing our stuff back home and realized that we gathered quite a collection of underwater goods. Most of them were collected in Uvala Rapak (Gdinj area), but we also did a bit of snorkeling in Hvar and Makarska (the public beach turned out to be really messy) as well. Here are some photos of the beautiful sea animals:

violet sea urchin, Uvala Rapak

violet sea urchin, Uvala Rapak – photo by Andras Rancz

violet sea urchin, Uvala Rapak

violet sea urchin, Uvala Rapak – photo by Andras Rancz

red seastar on sea urchin house, Uvala Rapak

red seastar on sea urchin house, Uvala Rapak – photo by Andras Rancz

red seastar on violet sea urchin-house, Gdinj

red seastar on violet sea urchin-house, Gdinj – photo by Andras Rancz

red seastars, Uvala Rapak (Gdinj)

red seastars, Uvala Rapak (Gdinj) – photo by Andras Rancz

7 legged seastar, Hvar

7 legged seastar, Hvar – photo by Andras Rancz

orange seastar, Makarska

orange seastar, Makarska – photo by Andras Rancz

live cockle clam, Makarska

live cockle clam, Makarska – photo by Andras Rancz

the whole collection

the whole collection

sea potato house, Gdinj

sea potato house, Gdinj – photo by Andras Rancz

some of the sea urchin houses

some of the sea urchin houses

blue mussel (up left), noah's ark (up center), turritella communis (down below)

blue mussel (up left), noah’s ark (up center), turritella communis (down below)

crab's backs, and their pincers, stonedriller-clam (down below)

crab’s backs, and their pincers, stonedriller-clam(down below)

crab pincers :)

crab pincers 🙂

edible cockles & haliotis earshells

edible cockles & haliotis earshells

Haliotis ear shells

Haliotis ear shells

So tell me, which of these Adriatic wonders have YOU encountered?:)

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