5 most amazing marine life
1. The Humboldt Squid. The size of this predatory marine life can exceed 2 meters. Inhabits squid off the coast of Central America at a depth of 700 meters. The…

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The inhabitant of sea depths told the researchers about the secrets of immortality
The tiny freshwater polyp Hydra long been of great interest to scientists. In many respects it is connected with the fact that this animal is actually immortal and shows no…

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The denizens of the deep
15. Lionfish Fish-LiveDrive our rating of the most unusual inhabitants of the deep and dangerous at the same time, amazing lionfish, also known as striped lionfish, or Zebra fish. This…

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Piranhas river monsters

The Number – Cypriniformes
Family – Priniv
The genus/Species – Serrasalmus nattereri

Basic data:
SIZES
Length: average 20 cm, in some species up to 50 cm.
Mass rarely exceeding 1.5 kg.

REPRODUCTION
Spawning: March-August.
Caviar: a few thousand eggs.
The incubation period is 10-15 days, depending on water temperature.

LIFESTYLE
Habits: constant float huge flocks.
Food: primarily fish; attack mammals, floating or come to the waterhole, and birds.

RELATED SPECIES
18 known species of piranhas, 4 of which are dangerous to humans, although fatal cases have been identified. Continue reading

Plaice

Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) is a fish of flatfish family.

Flounder is a common name for several species of marine flat fish. Different from other fish very flattened body and location of the eye on one side. Lives on the seabed, some go in the river.

Flounder has oval body, length 25-40cm, small and smooth scales, a crest of bone mounds (mounds 4 to 7) from the eye to the beginning of the lateral line. Eyes often located on the right side. The dorsal fin begins over upper eye. Color: ocular side brown, with reddish or yellow-orange spot in adults, often with light edging; blind side is white, sometimes with dark spots.

Found in the North-East Atlantic, from the White sea to South Portugal, the North sea; the Western Mediterranean sea. Most often over sandy bottom, in the North-East Atlantic from the coastal zone up to 200 m in the Western part of the Mediterranean sea up to 400 m depth. In the sea of Japan (Tatar Strait, between the Gulf of DeKastri and G. Alexander). Also penetrates into brackish water estuaries and lagoons in search of food. Continue reading

Types of jellyfish

Floating jellyfish in the sea often struck by its beauty. Such a wealth of shapes, colors, as among the jellyfish, not to meet many animals! Jellyfish inhabit all seas, and some of these sea animals prefer warm waters of the tropics and subtropics, while others liked the cool Northern parts of the oceans.

Some jellyfish can be found at a depth of 10km, and there are jellyfish that do not leave the coastal strip. It is noteworthy that each type of jellyfish is found only on the territory of the area is an animal does not apply to pandemic, that is common everywhere.

The largest jellyfish is Cyanea arctica – chosen by a cool North sea. The age of lanei can be identified by its colour – older individuals are covered with brown and red spots; the young specimens are painted in an intense orange color. Continue reading

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How fish breathes?
Hundreds of thousands of years ago, long before the appearance on Earth of man, the oceans already swam fish. At that time they were the most highly developed creatures. Since…

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Herring
Typical representatives of the nekton is the herring. It is well known that this fish has great commercial value. Until comparatively recently, it was promyshlyali in such large quantities that…

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