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The most unusual fish of the world ocean

The active exploration of the underwater world started relatively recently — in the middle of the last century. For this purpose it was necessary to invent the sonar, scuba, submersibles… How many surprises were in the depths of the sea! The diversity of life forms is staggering. Before you ten most charming, strange, scary and rare fish, which were found to mankind.

Hairy monkfish. Opened in 1930. Very strange and scary fish that live deep at the bottom, where there is no sunlight — 1 km and deeper. To lure the inhabitants of the deep sea uses a special glowing growth on the forehead, around the characteristic detachment udenstvertne. Due to the special metabolism and extremely sharp teeth he can eat everything that comes, even if the victim is at times more and is a predator. Propagated by no less strange than it looks and feeds — due to the extremely harsh conditions and the rarity of the fish, male (ten times smaller females) is attached to the flesh of his lady and all the necessary transfers through the blood.

Plasence. Opened in 1884. These sharks are superficially much more like a strange sea snake or eel than his closest relatives. The frill-neck shark Gill openings, of which there are six on each side, covered with skin folds. Along with the shark-brownie is one of the rarest sharks on the planet. Known no more than one hundred ekzemplyarov fish. They studied very poorly. Continue reading

Treacherous sea killer

Us always attracted by exotic countries and Islands, with white beaches and clear warm waters. But you have no idea how dangerous can be your next swim. Speaking of danger, we immediately imagine a shark with a huge jaw, and strive to swallow some of the diver. Meanwhile, a greater threat are they, and little marine killer, which at first glance is completely harmless. At the moment scientists can name about 500 species of poisonous fish, 93 species no less venomous coelenterates, echinoderms 26 species and 91 species of mollusks that await bathers in the coastal zone.

Among Russian tourists very popular Red and Mediterranean seas. In them there are sharks, stingrays and poisonous fish. But, as a rule, they avoid coastal areas and customers can be calm. As for the Chinese Islands, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and other seas, oestrogenicity. Since we are not talking about huge terrifying marine predators, and about nondescript or Vice versa incredibly beautiful creatures, which at first glance does not come any danger.

One such fish is the stonefish or verrucosa . It rightly can be attributed to marine killers. Borodavchenko difficult to see as it really looks like stone. All the body of the fish is covered with scales and bumps and growths. Sometimes it can decorate brown stripes and spots. The stonefish is rarely more than 20 cm long, it has a disgusting big head, small eyes and a large mouth with massive, jutting jaw. From the dorsal fin sticking out poisonous thorns. Killer loves to dig in the sand, so a diver could easily come to fish and to prick of thorns. Continue reading

The inhabitants of the red sea

Red sea closest to Europe, from any European city to him just a few hours of summer. In the Northern regions has created a favorable environment for the development of coastal settlements, and two villages, Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, have become a small resort town, offering visitors a pleasant and comfortable stay. The sea has a lot to offer.

Red sea – a length of 2350km and width of 350km at the widest part (in the area of Eritrea) – like a long tube connects the Mediterranean sea with the Indian ocean. ( Figure No. 1 “the Red sea”) the Fauna of the red sea belongs to the Indo-Pacific region. Despite the variability of the seabed in different parts of the sea, its fauna is more or less homogeneous.

In the Gulf of Aqaba, the sea depth in several places reaches you, but the shore is sandy, with coral formations and is not very rich in vegetation, which is becoming more diverse as we move South. The southern part of the Sinai Peninsula is considered one of the beautiful places on the Red sea and RAS Mohammad, the southernmost part of one of the ten best beaches in the world for scuba diving. ( Figure No. 2 “the Sinai Peninsula”)

Nearby is the small fishing village of Sharm El-Sheikh, prevratilsya well-equipped tourist resort. Hurghada, located on the Egyptian red sea coast, has also become a tourist centre. Continue reading

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