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
Crimea, Alushta Aquarium
Alushta has long and is considered the “Pearl of the Crimea”, and many people like to spend their holidays in Alushta. which gives them a positive experience and remembered for a lifetime. Alushta popularity due to the fact that this is not just a nice seaside resort, but also a city that has a rich history and many attractions, and one of the most striking of these is the Alushta Aquarium. The collection of marine and freshwater fish and other inhabitants of the underwater world, provided there is considered to be the largest in Ukraine.
Alushta aquarium – a unique museum where the exhibits collected as the inhabitants of the underwater world of Alushta. The organizers of the exhibition, created in 2003, became the young professionals who are united in their field enthusiast Victor Zhilenko. First exposition was located in one room, and in it were presented to the fish that live in the Black and Azov Seas. But every year the exhibition has evolved and expanded, and after a year and a half Alushta aquarium was the biggest aquarium on the coast of the Crimea. After another two years of exposure and complements a rare collection of sea coral and shells brought from around the world. This collection became the foundation on which, in Alushta aquarium was a museum of the underwater world. The exhibits are brought to him from all over the planet’s seas and oceans – the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian
Oceans, the Mediterranean, the Red and the Black Sea. Continue reading
Are there any sharks in the Black Sea?
This question interests many people today who are going to rest on the Black Sea. Especially after the recent tragic events that have occurred, both in foreign resorts, and in our country in the Far East. Shark attacks on tourists are increasingly mutilating and killing people. So there are these terrible predators in our Black Sea? Should we be afraid of them on vacation? To answer this question it is necessary to turn first to the history of the sea.
Black sea for millions of years, during which time it connects to other seas – the Caspian and the Aral Sea. Geophysics Specialists say that when upon a time there was a vast ocean called Tethys, in the depths of which there was a wide variety of marine life as a single-celled, and huge sea monsters. Twenty million years ago formed a large lake, it was the Black Sea. The water in it was very fresh, because it had nothing to do with the ocean. But after a strong earthquake happened as a result of which it is connected to the Bosphorus Strait and the Strait of Dardanelles with an interesting name. The water in the lake has become very sharp salt and all of its inhabitants, which were not adapted to such conditions, were killed. So, it is considered that at this time appeared in the Black Sea hydrogen sulfide and organic deposits formed from the remains of flora and fauna, who died during this period.
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