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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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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How do you sleep aquarium fish?
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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 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 monkfish

In the Atlantic ocean, the Black sea and off the coast of India dwells amazing and a bit scary fish monkfish .With it is associated a very curious phenomenon. For a long time researchers could not understand why all the water harvested from fish of this species are invariably females. As they multiplied.

Only after the beginning of the heavy deep-sea studies have found out that monkfish has developed a unique mechanism of reproduction. It turned out that the male and female fish monkfish differ in size a thousand times. The female is a large part of his life spent in the coastal zone and can grow up to two meters long, and the male also reaches only a few centimeters and lives at great depths, where is the justice in this world = ( . This was established when he was discovered living at depths of more than two hundred meters tiny fish acerated. Caught deep-sea dredges of acaracide were always males. Only after painstaking research revealed that acerated is (many readers probably already guessed it) a male sea devil, and not a separate species or a subspecies.

To find such a small male helped another feature of the sea devil — the annual migration of huge females on the depth taken by them for the purpose of procreation. Continue reading

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

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,…

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Preparations for the care of water in the garden pond
Algae is a natural part of any body of water, including garden ponds. As one of the most important parts of the food chain, they are the basis of life…

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