All about Cyprus – Dangerous inhabitants in the waters of Cyprus
Leaving for a vacation on Cyprus, we are looking forward to the moment when he will be able to soak up the sunshine and swim in the sea. But sometimes it happens that a long-awaited vacation can ruin an unexpected meeting with some sort of inhabitant of marine coastal waters. Who and where can be found in Cyprus, will tell our article.
Speaking about the beaches in General, remember that beaches can give you a “surprise”, because that’s what these places are the favorite for many marine species coastal zone. Rocky shore, warm water, algae is what attracts a variety of creatures.
Let’s start our list of “dangers” in the water with polychaetes – worms of fire the Mediterranean sea. They look rather nice and bright and can reach a length of more than 35 centimeters. The greatest danger of meeting with them is poison in the long bristles of these animals. In case of danger, they “shoot” an enemy out of the cloud of fibers, and on the human body leaving burns as from nettles. Most often they can be found near the wild beaches of Cyprus. But since they can live in shallow water, there is a risk of accidentally stepping on this beauty. So to avoid problems, do not walk wild beaches without rubber Slippers.
Another interesting inhabitant of the Mediterranean sea is the jellyfish . Because of global warming there have been cases when dangerous violetaviolenta, which usually swim off the coast of Italy, was off the coast of Cyprus. Often whole colonies of these jellyfish could be seen after the storm. Their sizes reached 50 cm in length and 10-15 cm in diameter. Severe burns from their tentacles of very painful and to relieve the affected skin burns, will have to use ointments, however, if you are dressed in the costume of a scuba diver jellyfish will not be afraid.
Pretty nasty burns you can get from the sea in anemone and anemones . Most of these animals can not move the sea floor and in appearance somewhat similar to that of algae. The contact with them threatens you burn, however, these lesions do not require treatment and resolve spontaneously. Only species that “travels” along the bottom of the sea – anemone Alicia mirabilis that is able to swim. Its tentacles are venomous and can leave a strong enough mark on the human body. For most small sea creatures, the venom of this deadly sea anemones.
Unpleasant memories can remain with you and after meeting with them a sea urchin . Although near Cyprus venomous species of sea urchins is not, however, be a leg up on this beast would be extremely unpleasant. Their needles are very brittle, and the wounds of the spines of the hedgehogs take time to heal. So here the Council is the same – on wild beaches to wear rubber shoes and not to take it off even in the water. And in case you still were injured by spines of the hedgehog, before removing them from the body, the affected area is recommended to steam and only then extract the thorn, and then to treat the wound with disinfectant.
We hope these brief guidelines will help you to protect yourself from unpleasant incidents during the holidays and to spend it as best you can.