“The Museum building does not meet fire safety requirements. When carrying out scheduled inspections of MOE inspectors found that the emergency exits blocked by furniture, any premises not equipped with fire alarms, there were violations of the installation and operation of electrical equipment, many rooms are not provided with primary fire extinguishing means. In case of fire, visitors will be in danger.
Recall that these same violations claimed dozens of lives in 2009 in Russia on the fire in a nightclub “Lame horse”. Museum and nightclub are considered as objects with mass stay of people.
Most of the found violations of the staff of the Museum tried to explain the fact that the building of the aquarium more than 100 years, it is a monument of architecture, and changing it’s appearance they are not eligible. However, discrepancies are found for this explanation are not relevant. Continue reading
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
Living in the depths of the North Pacific ocean macropinna the Smallmouth has a very unusual appearance. Her transparent forehead, through which she could spy out the production of their tubular eyes.
Unique fish opened in 1939. However, at that time did not work well enough to study, in particular the structure of the cylindrical eyes of the fish, which can move from vertical to horizontal and Vice versa. It was done only in 2009.
Then it became clear that the bright green eyes of this little fish (it does not exceed 15 cm in length) are filled with a clear liquid chamber of the head. This camera covers a dense, but at the same time elastic transparent membrane, which is attached to the scales on the body of the Smallmouth macropinna. Bright green eyes of fish due to the presence of a specific yellow pigment. Continue reading