10. The Aquarium Of Western Australia
(3 million liters)
Located on the outskirts of Perth, off the coast of the ocean, the Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA) is the largest on the continent. Main tank of the aquarium is 40 metres long and 20 metres wide, containing 3 million liters of water. It also has a 98-meter underwater tunnel. For an additional fee you can even go scuba diving next to sharks and other inhabitants of the aquarium
9. The Aquarium Of Genoa
(3.78 million liters)
Built especially for the Expo 92, the Aquarium of Genoa and Italy is one of the biggest aquariums in Europe. Continue reading
Rare and unusual creatures of the sea bottom.
In the seas and oceans live the most unusual and alien beings on Earth. And some of them look very scary.
Fish-frog. Found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans on muddy or sandy bottom, sometimes burrowing into his eyes. Some members of the family Zapovednaya fish have poisonous spines and are dangerous for swimmers.
This beauty’s name is fish-drop, and it lives only in Australia. Deep-sea benthic fish of the family psychrolutidae, which because of its unattractive appearance often referred to as one of the most bizarre ocean deep-water fish on the planet. The structure of the anterior part of the head gives the impression that the fish are constantly frowns and is unhappy “facial expression” what the fish takes the first place in the rankings of the most bizarre creatures in surveys on the Internet.
The striped wolffish (Anarhichas lupus), or as it is called “Atlantic wolf” is commonly found in cold deep waters.Interestingly, the teeth “Atlantic wolf” quickly wear out, but every year during cold weather old teeth fall out, and neither their place new ones appear.
Coelacanth is a living fossil fish that have reached us from ancient times. It has hardly changed since prehistoric period. Continue reading
Pomacanthus is one of many genera belonging to the family of marine angelfish (Pomacanthidae). He currently has about thirteen species. Seven species of Pomacanthus belonged to the genera Holacanthus and Chaetodon; P. annularis and pomacanthus Emperor (P. imperator) still meet under both former names — and Holacanthus, and Chaetodon.
In comparison with other fish the same size pomacanthus characterized by the elegant combination of beauty and grace. P. annularis is a beautiful example of a complex combination of spectacular colors, typical of pomacanthus. Copper-orange body is intersected almost diagonally glowing blue stripes, in the temporal region on each side by a blue ring. The caudal fin is white with copper-orange border, stretches back dorsal, pectoral and pelvic fins are a bright copper-orange on the ventral blue band. This is a classic of the sea a handsome man, and yet he lacks the personality to take a leading role in its kind, since many pomacanthus look just as good. Continue reading