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
Fishing giant fish — fishing threat. Huge swamp of matter, speed devil hulks, giant predators of the deep — the most interesting specimens to study science, people and just the extreme. In the depths you can find a huge, strong and even prehistoric predators. You can find such representatives, which are not known to the slightest fact. A real opportunity to explore predatory fish is available to us through the aquarium. Surprising is the fact that they are huge in size, each time increases more and more.
The most dangerous and worst are dangerous and a threat to the entire underwater world. But most often such giants as fish — Marlin the most desirable prey for any athlete angler. Catching Marlin and try to get him out, the fish starts to jump, as a result, she spends almost all its energy. Taking advantage of this moment, the fishers set on the fish label. Tags similar GPS Navigator: provides complete information on location of fish, water temperature, depth. Such labels help scientists obtain information about the depths of the seabed, biological balance, life and survival of fish. Continue reading
I think, in the Black sea swam many of our readers, and more — just heard about it. Indeed, the Black sea is one of the most interesting (and beautiful) seas in the world, including their historical significance.
1. In the Black sea is a very interesting distribution of currents. Two major currents, and that’s a huge cycles with a wavelength of about 400 kilometers. In honor of the scientist who discovered these currents, called them “Glasses of the Knipovich”.
In addition, in the Black sea inhabited only the upper layer of the water column. All because at the bottom of the sea huge amounts of hydrogen sulfide, rising and middle layers.
Life occurs to a depth of about 150-200 meters, and then, as has already been mentioned — hydrogen sulfide. It reacts with iron, attached to the anchors ancient mariners black. Maybe that’s why the Black sea got its name. Continue reading