fishing

Predatory fish

The well-known and widespread fish. Externally, it is so different from other fish that mix it with any of them impossible. Elongated, laterally compressed body, with far assimilated back dorsal and anal fins, reminiscent of an arrow with feathers – this addition allows the pike do ambush lightning shots.

Wedge-shaped head with an elongated snout has a huge mouth, lined with sharp teeth folded back.

Painting pike often spotted or striped and extraordinarily volatile. On a clean shallow water it is light in the deep places – dark. Like plaice, pike able to change color with a change of place, adapting to the color of the bottom of aquatic vegetation. This ability makes it extremely unobtrusive allows you to successfully hunt for prey.

Wolf, barracuda and freshwater crocodile called pike. During Jora it really lacks all living things – frogs, mice, and even large birds. And utyatnitsu her nickname is no accident. From freshwater barracuda no mercy even their own offspring.

But zhor pike is three to four times a year. In addition, it is very slow to digest the prey, so a long time just watching an ambush for moving fish.

It grows rapidly. By the end of the first year of life, it has a length of 15-20 cm. The five-year fish reaches 55 cm and weigh about 1,5-2  kg. Continue reading

Belgorod Region Championship in sports fishing

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Barely six months after the Championship of the Russian Federation for jigging, spinning from boats (Samara, September), and representatives of the sports gambling the most fish fishing living in Belgorod earth gathered at the regional open championship on catching predatory fish with rowing boats.
Participants of these events took the ancient Russian city of Stary Oskol, where the local reservoir experienced the fate of 14 pairs of master spinnings not only native of Belgorod region, but also the neighboring Kursk.
The tournament was held in the third week of November. This factor could not have an effect on the weather: high winds caused high waves that affected the results of the boat crews.
Throughout the championship – on the conditions of the competition time of the meeting organizers is limited to six hours – the guys showed particular perseverance in overcoming the weather troubles.
To catch fish, too, there were severe restrictions. Dimensions pike and zander should not exceed 32 and 38 cm, respectively. Weather adjustments have led to the fact that none of the participants of the championship trophy is not especially rich catch. The record was a perch, which turned out to be the weight of 1.2 kg.
Lucky it was the owner of the party. representing the host country. The efforts and luck champion were awarded special prize.
However, fortune smiled not only to him but also companion team “Piranha”. The crew of the residents of Stary Oskol won the Open Championship in sports fishing with rowing boats Belgorod region. The total achievement of this team was 4.5 kg of prey fish.
In the first decade of September, on the same teams participating in the tournament were 11, three men in each, but the catch was generally higher than in late autumn. However, if the weather is also not particularly favored competing fishermen. Continue reading

The inhabitants of the ocean depths

Whales – the inhabitants of the depths of the ocean

Whales, the largest animals that live in the ocean, including all of the largest creatures that ever lived. In this group of giant animals, sperm whales set a record: they are the largest hunters with their teeth.

Sperm whales are very strong Predators. They are immersed in cold water in the black depths of the ocean, hunting squid – including the giant squid.

They are also a rich and varied social life. They live in family groups and support each other.

Recent studies suggest that the relationship of sperm whales in the family group just as important for them as our own.

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The female sperm whales are likely able to detect sperm whales and their families, social nakoplivat knowledge and recall their interaction history for a very long period of separation.

His research, published in the journal “animal behavior, shows that sperm whales have a specific preference, in the same way we might Edge separation – is a favorite cousin or aunt.

These preferences remain constant for man years, it is assumed that whales recall their distant friends and family, despite the fact that they spend most of their lives apart. Continue reading

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