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Experience the underwater world of the Crvena Luka Bay

The Crvena Luka Bay is the first one in the Zadar region to be awarded prestige emblem - the White Flag - a global environmental symbol for clean water surfaces.
Significant funds have been invested in the system of modern water purification and ecological stability of the entire area using modern biological purifier, eco cleaning products, separation and recycling of waste and so on. As a result of all of this, Crvena Luka Bay was declared to be one of the cleanest bays in the Adriatic.

The crystal-clear blue Sea of the Crvena Luka Bay provide an excellent opportunity to explore the magical underwater world. Get your snorkelling gear ready to plan a trip to Crvena Luka Hotel & Resort and unravel the beautiful sea territory which is inspiring and flourishing with a beautiful sea life that awaits you. Read on to know more about the most impressive sea creatures of our bay.

1. The Noble Pen Shell

 

The pen shell is the biggest shell of the Adriatic and the Mediterranean. It lives in the sand, at depths from 2 to 30 meters. Its habitat is frequently sea grass as well. It is interesting that sometimes pearls can be found in it. It is protected in the whole Adriatic and the Mediterranean, so hunting is strictly forbidden. The very rare pen shells (periska, lat. Pinna nobilis) have returned to our bay and are one of the signs of clean seawater.

2. Small Adriatic Crabs

 

Tiny crabs are commonly found in the shallow and they are food to fishes and octopuses.  Some of them hide at the bottom between the rocks or in the sand, some of them run on the shore and some of them are firmly attached to rocks. Most of these crabs are very small but easy to find along the beach.

3. The Common Octopus

 

The common octopus is the most famous Adriatic octopus specimen, the largest Adriatic cephalopod. They have fascinating yet tiny brains and are among the most intelligent creatures in the sea. Octopuses are masters of camouflage and escape artists; therefore, you need to have a good eye to spot this cool sea-animal.

4. Sea Urchin

 

Sea urchin are round, spiny sea creatures that can be found along the bay.  They are a sign of clear seawater and can therefore be found along the bay but mostly in the rocky part of the beach. Even though, there are no dangerous sea animals in our bay, if you accidently step on a sea urchin, it can be very painful. We therefore recommend rubber water shoes to protect your feet from their spikes.  

5. Sea Stars

 

Starfish (or sea stars) are beautiful sea animals found in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. All starfish resemble stars, and though the most common have only five arms. They can regenerate lost limbs and swallow large prey using their unusual stomachs. If you are lucky enough, you may find a starfish hiding under some seaweed or attached on the rocks.

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