Credits & Legal notices


You are currently connected to the site, published by Planète Mer. Planète Mer is a nonprofit association under the French law of July 1, 1901. It acts to protect marine life and the human activities that depend on it.


Planète Mer - 14 Avenue de Messine - 75008 Paris

Représentant légal
Mathieu MAUVERNAY, Président of the Planète Mer association

Natural Solutions & Planète Mer

Development and graphics
Natural Solutions & Flavie Ferrari

Website hosting

Director of publication
Laurent DEBAS, General Director of Planète Mer

Editorial content
Planète Mer

Intellectual property
The whole presentation and each of the elements, including brands, logos and domain names that appear on the site are protected by intellectual property laws currently in force, and either belong to Planète Mer or may not be used without permission.

No element of the site may be copied, reproduced, modified, republished, altered, or distributed in any way in any medium whatsoever, whether partially or wholly, without prior authorization from the director, with the strict exception of use for press purposes, subject to compliance with intellectual property rights and all other rights mentioned.

Any total or partial representation of the site, by any process whatsoever, without the authorization of Planète Mer is prohibited and will constitute an infringement punishable by articles L335-2, following the French Intellectual Property Code. Planète Mer reserves the right to pursue any infringement of its intellectual property rights.

Data protection
In accordance with the law of January 6, 1978 governing data processing, files, rights, the automatized treatment of personal data undertaken by the internet site, was the object of a declaration to the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés, reference:1538052 v 0.

The data stored in our database are strictly for Planète Mer’s internal use. In accordance with article 34 of the "Informatique et Libertés" law you have a right to access, modify, rectify, and delete any of your personal data.

To exercise this right, contact:

Planète Mer - 14 Avenue de Messine 75008 – Paris

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Site content
Planète Mer reserves the right to modify the content of this site, at any time, and without prior warning. Furthermore, Planète Mer shall not be liable for any delays, errors or omissions in the content of these pages or for any interruption or non-availability of service.

Planète Mer shall not be held liable for the creation of any hyperlinks to the Planète Mer site or any other sites belonging to Planète Mer, nor for hyperlinks from the Planète Mer site or sites belonging to Planète Mer, to external sites.

Author credits for photographs and illustrations

We should like to extend our warmest thanks to all those who contributed to illustrating this site and to its media contents.

Denis ADER, Frédéric ANDRE, Frédéric ANDRIEU, Pascal AMBLARD, Olivier ARGAGNON, Jean-Claude ARNOUX, Frédéric BASSEMAYOUSSE, Wilfried BAY-NOUAILHAT , Cyrille BOLLARD, David BORG, Daniel BURON, Hélène CASTILLO, Valérie CARO-THIEFFRY, Gilles CAVIGNEAUX, Laurent CHARLES, George CHEMILEVSKI, Roger CRUON, Christophe DEHONDT, Daan DELBARE, Thibault DELSAHUT, Eric DESLANDES, Thomas DESVIGNES, Katia DIADEMA, A. DRUPAT-BRUSSAUT, David FENWICK, Yann FONTANA, Florence GULLY, Hans HILLEWAERT, Dominique HORST, Bernadette HUYNH TAN, Stéphane JAMME, Sonia KAUPE, Keisotyo, Véronique LAMARE, Hervé LIMOUSIN, Sylvain LE BRIS, J. LECOMTE, Philippe LE GRANCHE, Stéphane LE GRANCHE, Vincent MARAN, Henri MICHAUD, Yves MORVANT, Yves MULLER, Virgile NOBLE, Pierre NOEL, Bernard PICTON, Benjamin REVIRIEGO, Jean-Paul ROGER, Sandrine RUITTON, Sébastien SANT, Véronique et François SARANO, Christian SCOUPPE, Alain-Pierre SITTLER, Valérie STIGER POUVREAU, Subaqua (, Riquier THEVENH, Murielle TOURENNE, Daniel VAULOT, Philippe VERNE, Claude WACQUANT, Adrien WECQUEL, Frédéric ZIEMSKI.

Drawing D.L. SMITH – Drawing taken from Tregouboff, Dessin Miers (, Krabben van Nederland, Drawing taken from la Flore de Coste)