Why the cuttlefish ink?
It is well known that the ability of cephalopods — cuttlefish, octopuses, squids — "to throw dust in the eyes". In a moment of danger, these animals throw themselves out…

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Fish of the red sea – photos with name and description
The underwater world of the red sea is full of fishes amazingly bright and extraordinary, of various size, shape and color. Someone who has never been in the Red sea…

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Fishing for predatory fish
Walleye is a fish that belongs to the family percidae. The weight of this large predator in good conditions can reach 20 pounds. And at length it can grow up…

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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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Why the cuttlefish ink?
It is well known that the ability of cephalopods — cuttlefish, octopuses, squids — "to throw dust in the eyes". In a moment of danger, these animals throw themselves out…

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The most unusual inhabitants of the deep sea
Lionfish; In sea and ocean depths, there is a huge number of various creatures that amaze with their sophisticated protective mechanisms, ability to adapt, and, of course, of its kind.…

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