Monkfish, monkfish or European (lat. Lophius piscatorius) is a predatory fish squad udenstvertne. The name “monkfish” this was due to a very unattractive appearance.
The fish is edible. The meat is white, dense and boneless. Especially popular are “monkfish” in France.
Body length up to 2 meters, often 1-1. 5 meters. Weight — up to 20 kilograms or more. The anglerfish’s body naked, covered with numerous leathery outgrowths and osseous tubercles. On both sides of the head, on the edge of the jaw and lips fringed hanging shreds of skin, wiggling in the water, like algae, making it barely visible on the ground.
Body flattened, compressed in dorso-ventral direction. Head flat, broad, flattened on top, with approximately two-thirds of the length of the whole body. Continue reading
The vast world oceans inhabited sometimes quite strange creatures that defy logic and gravity. Sometimes they are a water angels, and sometimes a fiend. This is the most bizarre sea creatures on this planet.
This strange creature is very old, even ancient sponges. This translucent sea creature looks like Christmas decoration and shimmers in the water. Neon flashing, which it radiates is the light refracted by the thousands of neon cilia, the hair thick along comb-like ridges, which gave it its name. These little animals are not jellyfish, although very similar. They differ in that they do not grow a sting unlike jellyfish. They do not have a brain or specialized sense organs, only the primitive neural net around the mouth, which can monitor chemical traces in the water. When it bumps into something edible, it just opens the mouth very widely. Swallowing the prey, it closes its mouth, hold it with hooks. Continue reading
Cretan sea aquarium has a reputation as one of the most interesting and spectacular aquariums in Greece. According to its technical parameters, there are about 40 impressive aquariums with a volume up to one million litres of water. The complex is equipped with the latest high-tech systems and provides accurate and current information about various species of flora and fauna, and ecosystems across the Mediterranean. The territory of the Maritime Museum is extremely extensive and gives the opportunity for numerous visitors to get a lot of pleasure from the contemplation of the beauty of the underwater world.
Pools Cretan sea aquarium are often equipped with transparent glass, behind which visitors have the opportunity to witness almost all the inhabitants of the depths of the Mediterranean sea. Continue reading