Among the fish, horror at the man, the most terrible is the white shark. But no less chilling stories to tell about the little fish-the piranha. In many legends she is able to strip a large animal in just half an hour. Only the water gets a drop of blood, piranha transforms into a crazed demon who hits on anything that he comes across.
Here it is — the famous and legendary piranha. A small fish, only some 20 cm, with purple (female) or blue-black (male) color. Can also be olive-silver or bright red. Nice fish? Believe me, it’s no longer be the case. Piranha known reputation of bloodthirsty fish. Just look at her strong jaw with many sharp, pyramidal teeth.
The name itself is fraught with danger. The word “piranha” is borrowed from South American Indians and means “sharp-toothed demon.” Indeed, the teeth they terrible. Jaw muscles are so developed that the piranha can to shave off the smallest piece. She does not tear the prey, and cut it in pieces, like a surgeon with a scalpel. The teeth are very sharp, no thick skin no protection. Adult piranha can bite a stick or a human finger. Piranha can even bite through steel. Piranhas are especially dangerous during the spawning season, when fish pair first, and later one male, guarding a clutch of eggs. Continue reading
Anyone who goes to Crete with children is to recommend not only his gorgeous amusement parks, but a visit to the Creta
n Sea Aquarium . These Aquariums are available in many cities around the world, but the Greek is particularly impressive. Is aquarum far from Kokkini Hani, and very often the guides don’t have the slightest clue where he is. Therefore, the Marine Aquarium should ask the Greeks, and even better — spravitsya there ourselves by car. He nestled between Heraklion and Hersonissos on the seafront.
By the way, there is another aquarium, it is located in Hersonissos and is also not a place that is often frequented by tourists.
However, despite the fact that in aquariums of Russian tourists seems to be a little, the Greeks took care in advance so that the Russians could read all the inscriptions — in Russian. Continue reading
The first mention of the Black sea are found in documents relating to the V century BC. It is on the Black sea, Jason and the Argonauts went to Colchis for the Golden fleece.
The ancient Greek name of the sea — Pont Aksinsky (gr. Ἄξενος Πόντος), meaning “Inhospitable sea”. It is assumed that the sea was named so because of difficulties with navigation. Later, after a successful exploration of the coast by Greek colonists, the sea became known as the Pontus Euxinus (gr. Εὔξενος Πόντος, “Hospitable sea”). Romanian Black sea Marea Neagră is called.
A characteristic feature of the Black sea is complete (except some bacteria) absence of life at depths greater than 150-200 m. the fact that the deep layers of the Black sea is saturated with hydrogen sulphide. In the scheme of currents of the Black sea there are two huge closed cycle with a wavelength of 350-400 km In honor of oceanographer Nicholas Nilovich, who first described this scheme, it was called the “Glasses of the Knipovich” Continue reading