Fauna of the Aegean Sea
Fishing has been developed in the Aegean Sea since ancient times, with sponge and octopus fishing. In recent times, however, it has gradually declined due to its private nature, the deterioration of the ecological situation in the sea and the lack of plankton, which is necessary for fish to feed.
Common fish in the Aegean Sea
Serranidae, Diplodus annularis, mullet, parrotfish and conger are common in the Aegean Sea. Commercial fishes are: Sardine, Mackerel, Pomfret, Engraulis, Trachurus. With the help of a fishing rod in recreational fishing you can catch: Epinephelus, Sebastes, Mullus, European seabass, Boops Boops.
Are there sharks in the Aegean Sea?
There are over 35 species of sharks in this sea, some of which can be dangerous to humans. The most common predators are Great white shark, Tiger shark, Bull shark, Shortfin mako shark, Oceanic whitetip shark, Blue shark, Hammerhead shark, Copper shark, Grey reef shark, Sandbar shark, Lemon shark, Sharpnose sevengill shark, Silky shark. Aegean shark species that are not dangerous to humans: Spiny dogfish, Catshark, Bluntnose sixgill shark, Common smooth-hound, Basking shark, Thresher shark, Squatina squatina. Sharks rarely swim into Aegean resorts. If they do meet bathers on the beaches, it is an isolated incident.
Mammals of the Aegean Sea
Mammals in the Aegean include common and bottlenose dolphins, Risso's dolphins, the occasional killer whale and other whales.
Reptiles of the Aegean
Sea turtles are quite common in the Aegean. The most common reptile in this area is the loggerhead sea turtle.
Invertebrates of the Aegean Sea
In the water column and on the bottom there are sea anemones, large and small cuttlefish, starfish, sometimes jellyfish of various species, there are also "stinging" ones. Sea urchins, Ctenophora, crabs, Scorpaena and other animals can be found.