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The marine inhabitants of Northern Cyprus

The Mediterranean can rightly be considered one of the richest basins in which are found many diverse species of marine inhabitants. The inhabitants of the Northern coast of the island of Cyprus is not only a different species of fish . but as well as exotic marine inhabitants .

The most common fish off the coast of Northern Cyprus is a small sea breams and gilthead . Local Turkish sea bream known as the “levrek” and Dorado in Turkish Cyprus called “chipura”. Just off the coast of the Northern coast of Cyprus less frequently, but still can be found and mullet . which in Turkish sounds the same, and the menu is in English as ” grey Mulet “.

Major mackerel – is a rare visitor North coast of Cyprus, but sometimes still fishermen she meets. Mackerel in Turkish sounds like “minari” and in some restaurants you can find dishes from this fish. Off the coast of Northern Cyprus it is rare and fish Tangri . the big fish of the halibut family.

In all restaurants the menu includes dishes from the most common on the island fish bream (” chipura “) and/or sea bream (” levrek “). In restaurants all the fish, pre-marinated in olive oil with a minimal amount of spices, usually cooked over charcoal. In restaurants with fresh fish supplied by local fishermen . who daily go out to sea and always returned with a rich catch.

From large fish off the coast of Northern Cyprus lives of eels . but as this fish rarely ascends from the depths of the sea, then catch the local fishermen rather difficult. From large fish off the coast of Cyprus most often there are still cod and tuna .

North Cyprus is the perfect place for underwater hunting and fishing! 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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