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
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.
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
Everyone knows what a great white shark, but only a few know that she has another name, namely carcharodon . It is not only the largest shark but also the most blood-thirsty of all members of this genus. The adult can grow up to 8 meters. Many people call it “white death” because these predators often attack swimmers.
The shark lives in warm or temperate waters of the World ocean, and swims at a depth of about 30 meters. Spin shark is not white, but rather grey, but sometimes grey. Her abdomen dirty white color, while the dorsal fin is black. Only large specimens are completely lead-white.
Most often the great white shark looking for a prey, slowly cruising around the sea surface. Due to the fact that she has poorly developed eyesight, she goes hunting in the daytime. Continue reading