Sea secrets

12. What is the jellyfish, common in the Black and Azov seas, burning like nettles? ( Kornerot, or Hrizostom .)

13. What Medusa has much more victims than any shark? ( Sea wasp – Hironex from the squad Fleckeri Jellyfish. Occurs in the Great Barrier reef of Australia. Bell diameter up to 4,5 cm Usually “stung” her people are killed in a few minutes. The sea wasp venom affects the nervous system, leads to paralysis of the heart.

15. In some cases, predatory polychaetes dangerous to humans? ( Chitinous hook, with a serrated inner edge of the jaws of carnivorous polychaetes associated with venomous glands. Polychaetes may also have parapodia with poisonous bristles. Suffer from them most often fishermen, brought out the trawl catch. At a strong poisoning there is a sharp pain and swelling in the arms, appear headache, nausea.

16. In any case, some edible bivalves can be poisonous? ( If their tissues are developing certain bacteria or accumulate toxic substances.

17. What mollusk is called the “blue death”? ( Small (20 cm, 100 g) Hapalochaena octopus maculosa, which lives in the coastal areas of the tropical zone of the Pacific and Indian oceans. In the excited state it is covered with bright blue spots. Salivary glands of octopus have venom neurotoxins acting simultaneously on the nervous and muscular system. The bite of this clam privided paralysis of the respiratory muscles . Continue reading

Fish of the Black sea

Fish of the Black sea – a total of 193 species. About all we will not speak. But some of the fish species of the Black sea is worth mentioning.

The mullet is a genus of fish of the family of mullets, numbering two kinds. This valuable little food fish reaches a length of 40 cm red mullet are Distinguished by the presence of long “whiskers” on the lower jaw, which muddies the sand on the sea bottom and catching small animals. Live in the Mediterranean and adjacent seas. Fishing for red mullet .

Goatfish or red mullet

Kalkan, the largest black sea flatfish, reaches a length of over 70 cm and a weight of 12-16 kg. more Dark spin Kalkan (formerly the left side) covered with numerous bony tubercles. Hard skin fish owes its name to the Turkish word “Kalkan” means a shield with additional protection, umbono. Kalkan inhabits sandy and Shelly soils of the seabed. Winter and summer it is the depth, in spring and autumn makes a small migration and moves to shallow water. It spawns from April to July. Feeds on demersal fish and crabs. The body flounders glosses covered with scales. Eyes, unlike Kalkan, moved to the right side. Length of Glossa is not more than 30 cm. Continue reading

Interesting facts about fish

Most of the fish for reproduction lay eggs, but there are a few species that give birth are ready fry. This, for example, the great white shark.

Mudskipper is a fish which spends the majority of his time out of the water and can “walk” on their own fins. In the gills the jumpers for a long time kept a small supply of water. They can also breathe through the pores of its wet skin.

The Stingray has more than 27,000 taste buds. Compared to him, a man almost four times less – “only” 7 000.

Most brands of lipstick contain substances included in the composition of fish scales. They give the lipstick a unique luster.

Fish lungfish can live out of water for several years. It secretes a slimy protective coating and in dry years, buries itself in the clay, sucking the air through the built-in breathing tube, which comes to the surface. Do lungfish have lungs and gills and.

Seahorses are the only fish able to swim upright.

Some fish like the white shark, can raise her body temperature to hunt in cold water.

Fish use sounds with low tones to pass messages to each other. They moan, growl, croak, mutter, hiss, whistle, creak and squeal. They crack the bones and grind their teeth. However, fish don’t have golosovatj. Continue reading

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