The inspection found the cause of mass death of fish in the Nikolaev reservoirs
From 11 to 19 June this year, the State ecological inspection in the Nikolaev area repeatedly documented fish kills in the rivers the southern bug, Ingul and the Bugsky estuary.…

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Aquarium fish catfish
This species belongs to the family of Armored catfish, Callichthyidae or Kalligrafie This family is included in the squad SOMO-shaped (Siluriformes). Members of the family — small fish that live…

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Do all fish spawn?
Most fish lay eggs, and it is fertilized outside of their body. Fish that spawn, are called oviparous. But some fish give birth to live fry. Such fish are called…

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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

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 its price was very low, despite excellent taste and nutritional quality. In recent years, due to the sharp increase of the fishing fleet and introduction of intensive methods of production occurred overfishing. The number of herring in the oceans have decreased dramatically.

If in the future the intensity of the herring fishery will increase or even remain at current levels in the coming years, this valuable food fish will become a Museum rarity. Reduction of stocks of herring and concerned consumers and fishermen, but the first sounded the alarm scientists.

The appearance of the herring is well known to everyone, but it is unlikely that the layman can easily distinguish one kind of herring from another: the difference between them for the untrained eye to be insignificant. Species differences are not only in the details of the structure and the size of the fish, much deeper than they differ from each other in biology, numbers, distribution. Therefore, the fishery for mackerel fishes should be strictly subordinated to scientific data, to each type needs special approach. Continue reading

Fish of the Black sea

Katran – black (Squalus acanthias ponticus)

Reaches a body length of 2 m (usually 1.5 m). Found only in the Black sea waters to depths of 60 m.

Attention. All kinds of old-fashioned recourses are at the base of the dorsal fin spines small venom glands. When you shot the venom and mucus enter the blood stream and cause local poisoning, often accompanied by severe pain and inflammation.

The naked body is olive-brown above and whitish below. Leads benthic lifestyle, often buries itself in mud and sand. The predator, eats fish. Viviparous species. Body length is more than 1.8 m, weight about 20 kg. In our waters common in coastal areas of the Black and the southern part of the Azov sea common to the coast of Europe to England. The stingrays are very dangerous in water and outside of it (caught the bait, etc.) because they can cause serious injury to the poisoned needle. Known cases ended disability and even death of victims. Continue reading

Kuban som
Almost all the rivers of the Kuban. both in small and in large estuaries inhabited by the biggest fish of the Kuban - Kuban soma ( impressive weight about one…

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How do you sleep aquarium fish?
Watching fish in an aquarium, you'd think they never rest or sleep. In the understanding of man, they are in constant motion. However, like all animals, fish periods of active…

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