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ALL THE BEST WISHES FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 from Brian Stephania Geoffrey Eike Stephen Denis Georgia Jan Nevena Michele Dirk Jack Fred Michael Maximilian Jan Louis Ivo Dorett Roel Iva Pierre Giuliana Jana Marie Bert Huw all the rest of the Atlantis Team

Echinaster sepositus (Mediterranean Red Sea Star)

The Mediterranean Red Sea Star is a species of starfish a marine invertebrate in the genus Echinaster family Echinasteridae order Spinulosida class Asteroidea phylum Echinodermata and kingdom Animalia This species occurs in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea where it is one of the most common starfish although virtually absent from some localities…

Felimida krohni (Krohn’s Doris)

Felimida krohni is a species of colourful sea slug a dorid nudibranch a marine gastropod mollusc in the genus Felimida family Chromodorididae superfamily Doridoidea order Nudibranchia class Gastropoda phylum Mollusca and kingdom Animalia This species occurs in the Mediterranean Sea and on the Atlantic coast of Europe and Africa from the Bay of Biscay to…

Eucidaris tribuloides (Slate Pencil Urchin)

Eucidaris tribuloides is a cidaroid sea urchin in the genus Eucidaris family Cidaridae order Cidaroida subclass Cidaroidea class Echinoidea phylum Echinodermata and kingdom Animalia The Slate Pencil Urchin inhabits littoral regions of the Atlantic Ocean It has also become an invasive species in some parts of the world including Malta where it has been since…

Epinephelus costae (Golden Grouper)

Epinephelus costae the Golden Grouper is found throughout the Mediterranean basin and the warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean The genus Epinephelus belongs to the subfamily Epinephelinae family Serranidae order Perciformes class Actinopterygii phylum Chordata and kingdom Animalia The Golden Grouper is a demersal species generally found on sandy muddy or rocky bottoms at depths…

Stenopus spinosus (Golden Coral Shrimp)

Stenopus spinosus is a shrimp like decapod crustacean belonging to the infra order Stenopodidea order Decapoda class Malacostraca subphylum Crustacea phylum Arthropoda and kingdom Animalia Stenopus spinosus can grow up to 8 centimetres long with a striking coloration and body covered with numerous spines The Golden Coral Shrimp s antennae are much longer than its…

Charonia lampas (Pink Lady)

Charonia is a genus of very large sea snails commonly known as Triton s trumpets Triton Shells or Tritons The common name Triton s trumpet is derived from the Greek god Triton who was the son of Poseidon god of the sea The god Triton is often portrayed blowing a large seashell horn similar to…

Sphyraena sphyraena

Sphyraena sphyraena the European barracuda is a ray finned predatory fish of the Mediterranean basin and the warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean The genus Sphyraena belongs to the family Sphyraenidae the order Perciformes class Actinopterygii phylum Chordata and kingdom Animalia The genus Sphyraena is the only genus in the family Sphyraenidae Sphyraena sphyraena is…

Octopus vulgaris (Common Octopus)

Octopus vulgaris is a mollusc belonging to the family Octopodidae order Octopoda class Cephalopoda phylum Mollusca and kingdom Animalia The animal belongs to the Superphylum Lophotrochozoa being considered a protostome and having thus a coelom The Common Octopus grows to 25cm in mantle length with arms up to 1m long It hunts at dusk Crabs…

Atlantis Apartments

Atlantis Apartments are situated just 100 metres from Atlantis Diving Centre and a 5 minute walk from the seafront and centre of Marsalforn They consist of two bedrooms well equipped kitchen and dining room lounge bathroom and balcony All the rooms have free WiFi access and air conditioning unit