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…

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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…

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Mediterranean sea on the brink of ecological disaster
No one doubts that the Mediterranean sea is one of the most beautiful seas of our planet! Anyone who has ever been lucky enough to see the fabulous beauty of…

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Dangerous for human inhabitants of the red sea

Going on vacation to Egypt, it should be remembered that in the Red sea is home to many dangerous species of fish and shellfish and that your vacation turned into a nightmare, it is necessary to observe elementary safety rules.

One of the biggest predators – shark in the Red sea about thirty species. As a rule, sharks don’t attack people for no reason, not approaching the coast, but accidents still happen.

Very poisonous mollusk, the cone, seeing him, do not rush to grab hands. The venom of this marine life causes an immediate paralysis of the limbs, can occur stop breathing and anaphylactic shock. According to statistics, every third bite of the cone is lethal.

Starfish. Are about the size of one meter. It is beautiful, they have at their ends are sharp spikes. If you accidentally step on star, get a sharp prick and burning sensation. Continue reading

What is a sea sponge?

Sponges that are sold in stores and are used for washing dishes or cleaning the kitchen, not real. They are made from synthetic materials, although very similar to a real sponge and easy to use.

But these sponges appear in the sea, not in a chemical laboratory. For a long time many were convinced that they know all about sponges. It was believed that this plant, until in 1825 a man by the name of Robert Grant proved that sponges were animals!

It considered the sponge in water through a microscope. And saw trickles of water, which went in through one hole and out through another. Still, for many years, scientists did not know what kind of animal. Thought it was a tiny single-celled creatures that live together in one big colony.

We now know that sponges are the dried skeletons of marine animals belonging to the class of “porous”. This is a pretty significant group of animals. Although sponges are one of the lowest forms in the animal Kingdom, their structure is quite complicated. Continue reading

Striped Marlin.

Tetrapturus audax (Latin), Striped Marlin (eng), Red marlin (Japan)

Distributed in tropical and warm temperate waters of Indian and Pacific oceans.
Striped Marlin is pelagic fish and performs seasonal migrations, moving toward the equator in the cold season and back in the warm season.

A distinctive feature of the striped Marlin is the high dorsal fin equal to the height of the fish’s body. The pectoral fins are easy to fold up and pressed close. The body is strongly flattened laterally.

Back striped Marlin silvery-blue, sides silvery with a blue tint, and white belly. On the sides of the horizontal blue stripes, which persist after the death of the fish that distinguishes a striped Marlin from his fellow species. Continue reading

The species of fish.
Since the fish bred in aquariums generations, there was a clear tendency to choose the most colorful animals for breeding. So many of the most popular tropical aquarium fish kept…

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Mediterranean sea on the brink of ecological disaster
No one doubts that the Mediterranean sea is one of the most beautiful seas of our planet! Anyone who has ever been lucky enough to see the fabulous beauty of…

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