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
The greatest length of the Black sea from North to South — 580 km and a maximum depth of 2210 m, the average — 1240 m. the salinity of the water is approximately 18 ppm. The depth increases pretty quickly. Over a sloping beach near Evpatoria, Feodosia. On the South coast, in mountain areas, the depth increases more rapidly: a few meters from the shore you have to swim (or, in the alternative, to swim along the shore). Be careful, even at a short distance from the shore can be strong currents to deal with which is not prepared person is quite difficult. But mostly this does not apply to places of mass bathing (if not to swim too far). Waters of the Black sea, as a rule, not susceptible to freezing. The average sea temperature in winter ranges from +6 to +8 degrees, in summer — from +22 to +24 degrees (can warm up to 26 degrees in a particularly hot summer). However, it is worth noting that the Black sea could throw a “surprise”: one day deep cold currents cool the coastal waters up to 12 degrees, even 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