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
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
Sea hares are most common in the Western Pacific, the Mediterranean and the tropical waters of the Indian ocean. They have a medium size and oval body, flattened laterally, covered with minute inconspicuous scales. The head of the sea hare has a triangular shape and slightly elongated snout with a small mouth at the end. Sea hare is able to defend himself – for this it has sharp rays on the fins with poison glands, injections which cause quite severe pain.
Sea hares can change their color and intensity depending on their condition. Usually the fish-hare can be found in algae and lagoons, where they live among swarms of young fish and fish-surgeons. Most of the day sea hares spend for chewing low-calorie food in the form of algae from coral reefs – so they provide a right amount of nutrients.
Despite the presence of venomous glands, this species is quite popular for human consumption, particularly among island residents, who also sell locally caught sea hares in Korean, Taiwanese and Philippine markets. Continue reading