Reef sharks - small but deadly
Reef or "find" a shark. Small but dangerous predator. Reef sharks . which is a so-called white tip sharks . small but very dangerous fish. Hunting in packs at night…

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Marine fish for your mini aquarium
Marine fish — a real decoration for any aquarium, be it flocks of small fish or a big triggerfish. Coral fish known for their bright, contrasting and saturated color and…

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Butterfish
When we read the price tag on "butterfish", we don't always know what we buy, then what under the trade name "butterfish" are hidden very different between fish from the…

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Shark attacks in Egypt

Egypt is one of the most developed tourist destinations in the world. As tourism is the main source of income for the state budget, for the country in the first place it is important to ensure the safety of its many tourists during their vacation. Egypt is washed by 2 seas Red and Mediterranean, home to several species of marine predators, such as sharks. Despite the fact that shark attacks in Egypt, a rather rare occurrence, still it is recommended to follow the rules of conduct both in water and on land.

Are there sharks in Egypt?

Many tourists, going on a beach holiday on the coast of this country, asking: are there sharks in Egypt? As the Red sea is warm enough and has access to the ocean, its waters have long been known for sharks. However, their number is on the coast of Egypt is quite small. In addition, most species of marine predators that can be found in local waters are not cannibals. Continue reading

What sharks eat?

Among the modern sharks should first be noted epipelagic planktophagous of being the largest members of the superorder, class, and all living groups participatng animals. These giants feed on similar to baleen whales, filtering thousands of cubic meters of water through a “net launcher”. which has become Horny Gill stamens of these sharks. Remaining in the oral cavity Maso and Munro – plankton (except for especially large objects) and serves as food sharks planktophagous. Just today there are three such shark: giant whale, which the inhabitants of epipelagial, and largemouth tending to mesopelagial, for depths greater than 150 m.

whale shark

These sharks differ from individuals of other species by a number of morphological features associated with the specifics of the production of food. First of all here should stay on the morphology of the Gill apparatus sharks planktophagous, Except a kind of Gill rakers, they have a very large mouth, largemouth and whale sharks is almost final. Epipelagic sharks-planktology filter huge amounts of water and thus receive the necessary amount of food in places of mass accumulations of planktonic organisms,so the whale and especially of basking sharks clearly feed migration. Continue reading

Monkfish or fish with a flashlight

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 Sevastopol marine Aquarium – Museum of the Crimea
In 1897, together with the biological station was founded Sevastopol marine Aquarium-Museum. The first building of the biological station has survived. Although, it is known that it was organized on…

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Types of aquarium fish
Goldfish This zlatovest beauty - the first in the history of aquarium fish. Her ancestor is a wild carp. Although she comes from Eastern Asia, the Chinese were the first…

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