Still the ocean remains the most poorly studied part of our planet. A lot of mystery and is fraught with interesting underwater world, is gradually opening to all researchers new and unusual creatures.
Almanac for the curious “Want to know everything” has prepared for its readers a brief overview about the most unusual inhabitants of the ocean.
The most unusual inhabitants of the ocean.
This fish in 2013 was recognized as the most terrible animals on the planet . Land surface it looks like jelly, so unsightly views, it’s bound to no muscle. The fish lives – a drop at a depth of 2000-4000 meters. At these depths the pressure is very large, so her skin has acquired the density of water. Continue reading
The habitat of the Blue Marlin – tropical waters of the Atlantic and the Pacific and in the Indian ocean in the vicinity of Ceylon, Mauritius and the East coast of Africa. Seasonal concentrations of Blue Marlin observed in the southwestern part of the Atlantic ocean from January to April in the North-West Atlantic from June to October, in the Equatorial Pacific ocean in April and November, in the Western and Central North Pacific from may to October,and in the Indian ocean from April to October.
Blue Marlin can be found both near the shore and thousands of miles away from him.
Blue Marlin is superior to the Black. It is believed that the maximum weight it can priblijaetsa to the ton, although the only documented instances of up to 726 kg. The body length of Blue Marlin up to 5 metres. But medium-sized individuals which are coming across on a fishing trip, usually smaller than Black Marlins and their weight is 100-150 kg.
Distinctive features of Blue Marlin are the pectoral fins, which are freely pressed against the body of the fish, and the dorsal fin is high and pointed (not rounded). Back black, sides and belly silvery-white. Sometimes on the sides there are horizontal stripes, which disappear after the death of the fish. Spots on fins absent. Continue reading
Luciferia wrasse is the only representative of the genus Acantholabrus family of wrasses. In the hands of a human, this fish is rarely, however, does not say anything about its rarity, but rather testifies to the secretive way of life. The first species was described in detail in the ordered coursework in 1810, Risso scientists.
Luciferia wrasse inhabits only the North-East Atlantic. Its range extends from the southern coast of Norway, and then along the entire Western coast of Europe and Africa, up to the Canary Islands.
Typical habitat for the ray-finned wrasse are rocky bottom at depths from 18 to 60 meters, although there are cases when he was met at a depth of 250 meters. Fragments of rock and natural clefts give the wrasse a chance to hide from enemies and prying eyes.Luciferia wrasse Continue reading