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Dangerous animals Crimea

Dangerous animals BLACK SEA

Black Sea: it has long drawn people to him. Every year on the “shores of Tauris” rush to hundreds of thousands of vacationers and tourists, absorbed only one purpose: to quickly plunge into the gentle waves of the Black Sea affable. But unfortunately, not all the guests of our peninsula, and some Crimeans know that the sea is not always hospitable and affectionate. Often, careless bather in the water could pose trouble, not only related to dangerous storm surges, pitfalls, great depths, but also with some representatives of marine fauna.
Very often, a few meters from the shore, the fishermen on the hook catches scary-looking, brown-brown, 10 – 20 cm long fish. All of her head, with large dull eyes, covered with thorns and spines, and spotted back crowns a prickly fin. This famous seaside ruff or scorpion fish. He lives usually on rocky ground, scoring under large rocks and in crevices of the rocks, where waiting for prey – a small fish. Take up the ruff is unsafe, as the spinal cord and its poisonous spines gill, which brings about a shot, though short-lived, but quite painful.
Sometimes on a deserted shallow water with a sandy bottom, you can find a large (up to six meters) fish, having flattened, rhomboid
shaped body, ending a long thin tail. It stingrays or sea cat. At the end of his tail bone spike is white with lots of small nicks on the edges blurry poisonous slime. If you accidentally step on peacefully in the water lying on the sand slope, he can hit the hapless swimmer up your spine than the causes ragged, long non-healing wounds. The victim feels a lot of pain, and then may start vomiting, heart palpitations, muscle paralysis, and sometimes death. Of interest is one of the first literary mention of stingrays off the coast of the Crimea, represented by well-known traveler AP Sumarokov and referring to the 1803 “: From the notes of marine animals sea worthy males armed with tail three inches on either side of the island of small and cunning piloyu, which they are approaching people to cause them deep wounds to the bone, causing several soldiers came recently retired mutilated. “. Continue reading

Puffer fish

Puffer fish known worldwide as one of the most dangerous delicacies. Cooking it solved only in Japan. Incidentally, a fish carcass is there $ 300. This is justified by the fact that pre-cook, who received special certification, it cut up, so as not to engage the organs that produce the poison.
In Crimea prepares fugu no because we have a special school for cooks, and she comes across the network is extremely rare. Often the fisherman who caught this prey, trying to get rid of it quickly.
“I caught the” bubble “two and a half years ago – says Alexey Naumenko, a fisherman from Yevpatoria. – Brought home, tossed in a bowl, it hurt inflated. Then I figured that before such a “game” is not caught, looked on the internet, it is from yourself, and I was horrified. Poalshe from sin, the same day threw it back into the water.
Panic Alexei was probably unnecessary, since the fish itself does not sting, despite the presence of her spikes. The poison works only when the fish decided to file as a main dish – it is contained in the liver and gallbladder. The tissue toxin gets only when cutting.
Guests can live at a depth of 100 meters
Boltachev Alexander, senior specialist of the Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, became, in his opinion, the proud owner of
two captured last week, “Sevastopol” fugue. Both were “zaformalineny” and became an ornament collection agency. As a scientist told us, it is not clear where brought these “aliens”, but there is speculation. Continue reading

Dangerous inhabitants of the Black sea

Hazardous inhabitants of the Black Sea

And yet, some sea creatures to be feared near the coast of the Crimea? Represent a threat to several species of fish and jellyfish.
Jellyfish Aurelia has the form of a flat umbrella with a diameter of 10 – 20 cm. Around the edges of which are numerous threadlike tentacles. Rhizostoma – larger jellyfish dome with a diameter of up to 40 – 50 cm. Which departs from 8 large processes. Jellyfish tentacles are equipped with so-called stinging cells; by touching that person receives a burn on both nettles, traces of which are stored in the body for several hours.
The most painful sensations occur when the burn mucous takaney. In the coastal waters of the Crimea is most common is Rhizostoma. Especially many of these jellyfish observed in August.
Marine ruff – a brownish-brown fish, preferring mostly rocky bottom and rocks. Medium size – 10-20 cm. Eleven rays anterior dorsal, one ventral and anal fins have three poisonous glands that produce the toxin. The fish lives on the bottom. At a depth of several meters. In the crevices of rocks. Himself anyone not attacking, but it is very convenient target for marine rifle. Slow-moving, the ear of a Succulent.
Be careful to spearfishing. Do not touch the fins and prickly thorns, located on the back of the fish.
Prick them brings, though short-lived, but quite painful. Poison may have a fever.
The most toxic venom of sea perch in the early spring. Continue reading

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