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Atlantic ocean and its waters

In ancient times, 65 million years ago (the end of the age of dinosaurs), on the border between the Cretaceous and Paleogene periods, lapped the ancient Tethys ocean . which, in geologically near future had to disappear and leave behind the Mediterranean . The black and Caspian seas and the Persian Gulf. The first two are further connected by the Atlantic ocean, the latest from the Indian.

Page sections about geologic processes in the Atlantic ocean and the seas of the Atlantic .

Sea Atlantic area

Archipelagos and underwater ridges of the Atlantic

The formation of the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean sea (5 million years BP)

The Strait of Gibraltar that separates Morocco from Spain, is only 15 km width. Perhaps the flooding of the plains by the ocean between Africa and Europe and is reflected in the ancient Greek myth of Debelyanovo the flood that supposedly happened in “ancient Greece”*, namely in the district of Dodon and of the river of Aheloy [I think it was near the Caucasus, and then we can talk about the Black sea]. There is another myth, that the rocks of Gibraltar and Ceuta opened Hercules.

The breakthrough of the Ocean through the Gibraltar – perhaps the work of man.

Kondratov A. Atlantis Tethys sea. Exposure.

Leonardo da Vinci on the levels and currents of the seas. Continue reading

Fish Lionfish

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

The aquarium as a piece of art

The aquarium design is the art of creating living art, and as any art it has its canons, rules, directions. Prostozoo hurry to introduce them.

In the late nineteenth century English naturalist Philip Gosse (pictured) asked for an indication of glass vessels with water, which are used for marine plants and animals, the word “aquarium”. Accordingly, the science of the content of Averianov, became known as “the aquarium”.

In the nineteenth century aquariums used for scientific purposes: monitoring the marine life. But with the filing of the same Gosse aquariums not only acquired the designation, and expanded the scope of usage, and at the same time a circle of admirers. The restless Englishman in 1853 in London Rigers Park opened the world’s first exhibition of marine aquariums – “Aquatic vivarium”. She liked the audience and it’s still in use (London aquarium). From that moment began a new era aquarium, aquariums have become a highlight and addition to the interior, and its inhabitants – Pets.

The demand is known, creates supply, and once the aquariums crossed the threshold of the houses, appeared the developers, manufacturers of aquarium equipment, the task of which is to make the lives of obitatelyami the most comfortable. Aquarium designers seek not only to combine the contents of aquariums with the interior, but also to make the aquarium its highlight. Continue reading

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