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The Cretan aquarium. Among the inhabitants of the depths of the Mediterranean

One of the largest European aquariums, CRETAquarium of Crete is located to the East of Heraklion, between the resorts of Kato Gouves and Kokkini Hani. Visiting the aquarium is an amazing and educational adventure for adults and for kids right here with your own eyes you can see the inhabitants of the deep sea of the Mediterranean.

60 aquariums inhabited by fish of different shapes and colors, seahorses, jellyfish, rays and even sharks. The external design and the bottom in CRETAquarium designed to best match natural sea conditions. Artificially created caves and crevices in the bottom, and also corals, seaweed and special lighting give the visitors the feel of a real stay at the bottom of the sea. Almost 2 million litres of seawater are home to 2.5 thousand animals (250 species), for life which you can observe with 100 different points. On average, to inspect all the rooms, will take about 2 hours. Continue reading

Red-listed fish

European grayling . Thymallus thymallus (Linnaeus, 1758), European Grayling . One species of grayling. – Listed in the CSO (1994), the lists of the Bern Convention and IUCN and the European red list. Protected in Carpathian BZ.

– The Volga pikeperch. Volga pikeperch, Sander volgensis (Gmelin, 1789), pikeperch Volga – Entered in the lists of the Bern Convention, the IUCN and the European red list. Protected in the Dnieper-Orelsky PZ.

Marine fish:

– Rock bass Zebra. Serranus Scriba (Linnaeus, 1758), rock bass Zebra. Photo.

– Sea Perch. Bogovici perch, Sander marinus (Cuvier, 1828), the sea perch. Photo. – Listed in the CSO (1994), IUCN and the European red list. Partially protected in the Dnieper-bug Liman of the black sea on a plot of BZ “the Volozhin forest.” Continue reading