The inhabitant of the sea, the fish, the lionfish, immediately attracts attention because of the bright color. Despite the name, she can’t fly. It is nicknamed the fish because of the large pectoral fins, a bit like wings. Other names lionfish — Zebra fish or lion fish. First she got because of the wide grey, brown and red stripes that are located throughout the body, and the other required long fins that make her look like a predatory lion.
Is fish lionfish the family scorpaenidae. The body length reaches 30 cm and a weight of 1 kg. Colour is bright, which makes the lionfish visible even at great depths. The main decoration lionfish — long ribbon dorsal and pectoral fins, which resemble the lion’s mane. These luxurious fins lurk sharp poisonous needles that make the lionfish one of the most dangerous inmates of the seas.
Common lionfish in the tropical parts of the Indian and Pacific oceans off the coast of China, Japan and Australia. It lives mainly on coral reefs.
During the day lionfish usually sedentary. They hide in caves among rocks and corals, clinging tightly belly to the surface and exposing their prickly and poisonous fins. At dusk they go hunting. The main source of food are crabs, shrimp, mollusks and small fish.
Standing motionless, the ribbon like beam of colored algae. Fish, who decided to examine this beam, unexpectedly fall into the widely opened mouth of the lionfish.
The visible coloration of a lionfish is not endowed with reason. Thus, it warns: “don’t come near — poisonous fish”. Grooves in the spiny rays of the first dorsal fin placed the lionfish venom glands. Very often, novice divers interested in beautiful fish, I decide to touch it or hold it in your hands. There’s a man and gets a terrible shot with a considerable dose of poison. Continue reading
This year I had spring fishing in Cyprus. In may here have begun the tourist season and already swimming in a sea of tourists. But, even passing a number of divers do not disturb the fishing. The fish in the sea doesn’t go far from their habitat, and just hides in the rocks and cliffs at the approach of man. I had to see while Snorkelling, as flocks of pretty big fish is rapidly rushing between the legs of the people bathing in search of food. Cypriots joke that this fish put on a show to attract tourists! To see the amazing underwater inhabitants do not need scuba gear! While Snorkelling at a depth of no more than two meters, I am able to watch the life of underwater inhabitants in their natural environment. I saw two small fish chased away from the place of residence of the approaching fish parrot. Observed from a distance of no more than 1 metre in hunting the Barracuda. Admired the leisurely life of sea urchins and sea stars. And to describe the beauty of venomous snakes, glaring in the sun, not possible. Their emerald ultramarine body with road legs under water, looks like swimmers lost jewel. But I think I got carried away… Back to the specifics of fishing in the Mediterranean sea.
Fishing from shore can be literally anywhere! And it does not matter on what depth you will catch. Even at a depth of 0.5 meters I was able to catch the delicious kurkun. But when fishing at a depth of more than two meters I was just shocked attack my bait BULLS. For all of my fishing in Cyprus, I have never come across gobies and I naively believed that in the Mediterranean there is this ubiquitous fish. Continue reading
Sharm El Sheikh is one of the most popular resorts in Egypt located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. The main reason alluring in this place tourists from all over the world – Red sea, blue water is amazingly clear and year-round warmth. And it was on the beaches in Sharm El-Sheikh tourists spend most of their holiday. There are a few simple rules that will allow You to fully enjoy a meeting with the inhabitants of the red sea without any threat to the health and memories.
However, due to the fact that the land on which there is this Egyptian resort. it is considered a Holy, the rest of our compatriots there may be some misunderstandings with the Egyptian authorities. You may also experience problems with their health. Because the Red sea in Sharm El Sheikh is literally stuffed with a variety of corals, exotic fish and jellyfish, not all of which are safe for humans.
Let’s more in detail consider these moments for every visitor armed with knowledge and was ready to do rash actions. In the end, your vacation should not be marred and nothing should bring you only positive emotions.
First,what I would like to warn: the collection and export of corals or shells, even found on the Bank, is prohibited by Egyptian law. The penalty for this is not small – up to $ 1000. Also you will not be able to leave Egypt until the investigation is over, and you have a passport stamped, prohibiting you here more to go. Better buy the same sea food in the appropriate store. In the end it will be cheaper. Continue reading