A cruise in the Mediterranean sea is very popular with tourists. This is an opportunity to visit several countries in one vacation. Here are some interesting facts about the Mediterranean sea:
The very name of this inland sea comes from the Latin Mare Mediterranea — sea in the midst of the Earth. This term was coined by the ancient Greek writer Julius Solin.
Modern computer technology has helped scientists to calculate that the filling of the Mediterranean sea occurred due to the catastrophic floods that occurred 5.3 million years ago. It is noteworthy that it was filled for two years. The article describing this research, published in the journal Nature, New Scientist gave a brief retelling.
Tectonic activity of this region caused the formation of a wall in place of Gibraltar. She was blocking the ocean from the sea that turned into a lake. Previously thought that the isthmus had a very powerful waterfall, which was considerably higher than Niagara, he filled the sea for about 10 years. Continue reading
Like many animals living on land, the denizens of the deep need in each other. These bright yellow fish offer their services to many beings sharing their marine habitat.
Sea turtle, that serve fish-shiners or yellow zebrasoma. Photo: Doug Perrine
In the photos, made famous 59-year-old photographer-naturalist Arcs by Perrin (Doug Perrine) near the Hawaiian Islands, depicts a sea turtle, that serve these fish-shiners or yellow zebrasoma (Zebrasoma flavescens).
Sea turtles, like other inhabitants of the seas, you must regularly clean yourself from fungi, different organisms, harmful parasites or algae settling on them. However, they can’t do it yourself, so use the services of these bright yellow fish.
Fish-the cleaner can easily cope with this problem. For some fifteen minutes, it is fully possible to clean the tortoise shell. — Both parties benefit from such relationships, says the photographer, — One finds food, the other gets rid of the algae that had settled on her armour, and the armour makes it more streamlined. Continue reading
The art of fishing with the simplest of Amateur gear, the ability to use more complex, knowledge of methods, techniques of fishing and suggest a sensible use various natural of feed to attract fish to the hooks (nozzles, bait) or tame them to specific places (the bait). This obliges the fishermen to know General patterns of fish feeding, methods of finding and getting their food, as well as the impact on the biting activity have some other factors. But knowledge will help avoid major mistakes.
It is known that each species feeds on certain forage organisms and, depending on the type of food and ways of getting to or from the diet, fish are divided into predatory and “peaceful”. The fish feed mainly on prey, and typical of them are catfish and pike – the inhabitants of freshwater bodies.
Among the “peaceful” fish allot of benthos feeders, herbivorous and planktophagous. Benthos feeders are fish that eat mainly various crustaceans, worms, insect larvae, mollusks and other invertebrates inhabiting the bottom of the reservoir. Continue reading