Marine aquarium

Piranha
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…

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Dangerous fauna of the red sea. What dangerous animals are found in the Red sea?
The red sea is considered one of the most beautiful water places on our planet, but also dangers for health and life in it, too, abound. I will describe the…

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The study of the deep sea

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

Animals and marine life of Cyprus

Mouflon – wild sheep is sufficient large animal and is found mainly in the mountains

Cyprus has a rich flora and marine world. In the mountains and on the plains you will meet many small and large animals, and in the sea to admire the marine fauna.

One of the brightest representatives of Cyprus is famous moufflon or wild sheep. This is a beautiful and proud animal. As in ancient times on a mouflon hunt taken.

Generally hunting is a common hobby in Cyprus. Hunters go hunting and extract the mouflon, wild boars, hares, but most of the game.

Donkey in Cyprus, it is very favorite to all animal

The symbol of Cyprus after cats called donkeys. Donkeys are found mostly on farms and in rural houses – and use them as labor force. And on farms for tourists satisfied with game – donkey riding followed by dinner with suvai. The perfect tour after which you will have rights to manage a donkey! Continue reading

The black sea region

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

Do fish drink water?

Though marine fishes drink a lot of water, their freshwater relatives don’t drink nearly anything. The root of this difference lies in the needs of fish to maintain a normal balance of salt and water in the body.

The water in the ocean three times saltier than its own liquid environment living in the ocean fish. As a result of a natural process known as osmosis, water body sea fish rushes out through the skin and gills. To compensate the lost liquid, saltwater fish forced to consume large quantities of sea water.

The concentration of salt in the body of freshwater fish exceeds its content in the surrounding water, which is why freshwater fish do not drink, like a sea, and constantly absorb water through the skin. The excess liquid they secrete in copious urination. Continue reading

Marine aquarium

The content of the fish in a saltwater aquarium can be very challenging. Maintenance of the necessary salinity of the water and a sufficiently high oxygen level in it even in a well – equipped aquarium is not easy. Most marine fish bred in aquariums, is habitat, so these fish cannot tolerate fluctuations. Reef the oxygen level is always high and a lot of light, because the corals grow only in shallow and clean water.

Sea water is very corrosive, so the aquarium must be made entirely of glass or plastic, without metal parts. Although marine fish are less inclined to jump out of the vessel compared to freshwater, the aquarium must be carefully closed to avoid contamination. It will also help to control evaporation: when water evaporates, salinity increases, so the vessel should be topped up with distilled water. Continue reading