Everyone who ever was fond of scientific and popular works about animals, probably more than once met the stories about the huge pike that supposedly lived several hundred years. The most popular is the history of the so-called “kalbrosky the pike”, which was supposed to have been caught personally by the Emperor Frederick II, marked with a gold ring and released at 1230 in one of the lakes where caught running through 267 years. Despite the seeming plausibility of these stories, today reliably established that all of them should be classified as legends or fishing tales. The maximum age of pike, like most other fish, usually no more than 20-30 years. There are, however, fish are long-lived, and these include fairly common off the coast of Kamchatka Northern sea perch. Continue reading
More than 70 percent of the planet covered by water. Three-quarters of the oceans have a depth of over 800 meters. Here begins the realm of the infinite sea depths beyond our reach.
This unknown world is 90 percent of the habitable space of the planet. We know more about the surface of the moon than about the sea floor. In this eternal darkness, inhabited by strange life forms. Only a few decades ago it was thought that life at these depths is impossible, but today scientists believe that the first life appeared on the bottom of the ocean. Energy, resources, food and even the climate is influenced by oceans. There to decide the future of our planet?
Only with the help of latest technology it is possible to comprehend the mysteries of the deep sea. Deep research is long and expensive, so so slowly, the scientists shed light into the darkness. Costly expeditions to the most modern vessels ply the seas in search of answers. Continue reading
The black sea is an inland sea basin of the Atlantic ocean. Interestingly the origin of the name Black sea. Throughout its history it has changed names several times. The ancient Greeks called it the “hospitable sea”, Pontos euxeinos. The Russians called it “Russian” or Partskim. Then for centuries it has been rather eloquent title: the Cimmerian, Holy, Blue, Scythian, Inhospitable, tavryches’ke, Ocean, Tamaron, etc.
About his name there are several hypotheses. I believe that this name was given by Turks: Karaden guise or Black, that is inhospitable. So they called him because of the fierce resistance of the local population, who lived on the black sea coast, which the Turks tried to conquer. Possibly, the Black sea was named because of its characteristic severe storms, during which the sea darkens.
The black sea is one of the almost uninhabited land, on the seas. Life in the sea is concentrated in a narrow coastal strip at shallow depths. Two hundred meters below, water freezes. And yet, in Black sea you can find many interesting creatures. Continue reading