The most popular types of aquarium fish
The aquarium comes to life and brings enjoyment and pleasure only when there are fish. Fish differ from each other in their varied coloration, behavior, character. Each fish knows his…

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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…

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The denizens of the deep. Octopus
Since ancient times the world goes a lot of scary stories about a giant octopus, or octopus, which is not only dangerous to humans, but can even sink the whole…

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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

Sea hare: fish from the Pacific ocean

Description fish-rabbit

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

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 the pelvic fins. Spiny rays of the pectoral fin serrated on the outer edge. Lower jaw longer than upper. Mouth facing up.

Distribution. Big fish, reaching 5 m length and 300 kg weight, inhabiting rivers and lakes of Europe from the Rhine to the East. To the North of the som is to the South of Finland, South to Asia Minor, the Caspian and Aral seas and flowing into their rivers. No catfish in the rivers of Siberia. There is no com also in England, in the Iberian Peninsula, in France, Italy and Western Greece.

Feature. Soma colour variable, usually olive-green, almost black back, white belly, flanks irregularly shaped spots. Small reed form, inhabiting the southern part of the Aral sea, intensive black. Dorsal fin catfish in a tiny, barely noticeable, no fatty fin, but the anal is very long. Continue reading

Fishing in Norway
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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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