Som. Fishing for catfish
Com belongs to the family somovyh . This is a very large freshwater fish, which was a legend. Catfish grows so large that there were cases of attacks by these…

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Mutually beneficial relationship of the deep sea
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…

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Mutually beneficial relationship of the deep sea

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 most interesting facts about the Black sea

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

Great white shark (lat. Carcharodon carcharias)

Great white shark, the heroine of the novel by P. Benchley “Jaws” and the movie of the same name, has a bad reputation as man-eater. Yes, it is the world’s largest predatory fish and a great hunter. But if she is so bloodthirsty towards people as we are shown in various films?

Small colonies of white sharks are regularly observed at the southern coast of Australia, off the coast of California and South Africa, in the Red sea, in the Central part of the Adriatic and the Mediterranean sea, off the coast of New Zealand, in the Caribbean sea, off Madagascar, Kenya, Seychelles and the coast of Mauritius. This, of course, not all places where you can accidentally encounter this formidable mistress of the seas and oceans. Continue reading