Amazing creatures of the seas and oceans

Sea catfish
Signs. Body elongated, laterally compressed, glabrous. The coloration of back, sides of body and all fins, except the ventral, zelenovato-grey, almost black. Dorsal fin very short, is located ahead of…

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Leafy sea dragon
At first glance it's hard to imagine that this is not a plant, but a real fish. An amazing feature of this animal is almost transparent tentacles, which are very…

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Macropinna microstoma
Macropinna microstoma – a medium-sized deep-sea fish known for its transparent head through which she sees the eyes that are located within soft tissues of the head. Inhabits the cool…

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MARBLED ELECTRIC ray (Torpedo marmorata)

MARBLED ELECTRIC ray (Torpedo marmorata), or marble torpedo is the best known representative of a numerous family glusovich. In length this fish rarely reaches 1.5 meters, the width grows more than one meter, weighs 25-30 pounds. About the same weigh in the largest fish of the pike, and here you can watch online catch pike. The upper part of the disc-shaped body of this type of rays has a uniform brown or brownish-white color, which allows them to camouflage themselves on the ocean floor.

Electric ray torpedo

Marble is the most common Stingray in the shallow waters East Atlantic and the Mediterranean sea. In his daily life he constantly uses the electric current produced in the organs located between the head and pectoral fins.

It’s kind of a battery consisting of a plurality of individual hexagonal columns filled with jellylike substance. Continue reading

The trotline for catfish “domovnik”.

One of the most fascinating objects to catch is the catfish is a large fish that lives mainly in the deltas and priustevyh spaces of rivers in the basins of the Aral, Caspian, Baltic, Black, Azov seas. This greedy predator, especially after spawning, the species inhabits the deep pools of water thrown at different snags, sunken trees, boulders and any other underwater stuff.

According to the authors of fishing books catfish can reach five metres long and a couple of quintals of weight. Some believe that in our time to grow degyansky sizes have som chance no, too often people began to hunt these whiskered predators. But from time to time in press reports of having kgs weight 80, even 100 pounds caught in southern rivers. The closer to the North, the modest size of the som (the largest caught in the last twenty years in the Leningrad region, weighed forty pounds).

Som lives in the chosen hole, just for a little while and leaving her only during floods and strong turbidity, as well as in search of food. Continue reading

WHY sharks rarely get sick?

Powerful, swift, and deadly rulers of the seas – sharks – can cause conflicting emotions, people.

Primal fear, and sometimes disgust in an incredible way combined with admiration and a desire to learn, understand and… to get acquainted with the graceful and unpredictable of predators.

How ironic that a death threat stirs our interest and stirs the imagination, forcing to closely monitor the movements of sharks, at each moment trying to predict her behavior. Apparently, this “unhealthy” interest was inherited from distant ancestors, whose lives depended on careful observation of a dangerous predator, from studying his habits and habits.

But not only ancient instincts prompt the person to study this wonderful work of nature. The shark is a unique example of sustainability. Continue reading

Amazing creatures of the seas and oceans

1. Spotted dolphins . Bahamas. The comment of the photographer: “Night of spotted dolphins swim from the shores of the Small Bahamian banks in the deep water of the Gulf stream in search of food. One night the ship’s captain, Jim Abernethy, she noticed a small group of dolphins swimming near the bow of the ship. We silenced the engine, turned on the lights and jumped into the water. Using manual focus mode, and the flash, I was able to make this unusual frame”. (Andrew Sallmon / Nature’s Best Photography)

2. “This baby is one of many that environmentalists on a remote beach on Costa Rica’s help to get to the ocean. Leatherback turtle – a rare species in the Eastern waters of the Pacific ocean, and it’s a symbol of hope for the future of this species,” says photographer Jason Bradley. (Jason Bradley / Nature’s Best Photography Continue reading

Predatory fish Piranhas

Piranha — all species of freshwater fish of the family of tetras that live in the rivers and reservoirs of South America. The word “piranha” has its roots from the language of the Tupi Indians, it comes from the words “Pira” (fish) and “the wounded” (saw). ( 11 photos )

1. Long piranha reaches 80 cm, and its weight can reach 1 kg. piranha is Generally a pretty big fish, olive-silvery with purple or red tint. On the edge of the caudal fin has a sharp black border.

2. Young piranha silvery color, sides with black spots, ventral and anal fins are reddish or yellowish. Piranhas have very powerful jaws and very sharp teeth, such a structure allows the piranhas to come out of the production of large pieces of meat. Of course we all know that piranha representative of the family of predatory fish. Continue reading

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Fish of the Black sea
The fish fauna of the Black sea is peculiar. The class of fishes that includes about 20 000 species, is divided into two sharply distinct branches — the cartilaginous and…

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Sandwich amphiprion (this edition akallopisos)
Sandwich amphiprion is a small representative of the subfamily clown fish, opened in 1853 Bleeker scientist. Inhabits the coral reefs of the Western and Eastern Indian ocean, namely along the…

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