There is in the sea the equivalent of trees and forests, these are the Posidonia meadows and brown seaweed forests. They have the particularity of being inhabitable andedible by a great variety of organisms. In the sea, there is also the equivalent of the buildings in our cities, the organic, living and often complex constructions called coralligenous, which also shelter myriad species.
These habitats bring life and support it, both underwater and on land. They have a direct impact on the physical environment and play a role in natural phenomena that affect the whole planet.
Marine habitats must be studied in order for protection efforts to be based on knowledge. It all starts with observation, questioning and research.
The exhibition on key marine habitats in the Mediterranean, produced by SPA/RAC, shows through the lens of two photographers and biologists, Renaud Dupuy de la Grandrive and Mathieu Foulquié, the beauty and fragility of the marine world, with a focus on Posidonia meadows and coralligenous.
The photos, 75 in all, were taken in different Mediterranean countries (Albania, Algeria, Croatia, France, Greece, Libya, Monaco, Morocco, Spain, Syria, Turkey), from the surface of the sea to more than 30 meters deep.