The Mediterranean sea is a part of the ancient Tethys ocean, with an area of 2.5 million square kilometers; the volume of water in the sea is about 3.8 million cubic km, and average depth is more than 1.5 thousand meters. In such considerable dimensions of the Mediterranean sea, its fauna is characterized by significant species diversity, but populations of animals of each species is relatively small. This is mainly due to a small number of plankton in marine waters.
In the Mediterranean there are 593 species of fish, of them in Israeli waters, home to 291 species (mackerel, herring, mullet, tuna, dolphinfish, palamidi, horse mackerel and many others). The Mediterranean coast of Israel encountered 4 species of flying fish. Many fish in the Mediterranean are of commercial importance. Continue reading
Underwater world: sea animals and fish Turkey
It is hardly possible to find a country like Turkey. Its shores washed by the water of four seas. The black sea in the North, Aegean in the West, the Marmara in the North-West, and the Mediterranean sea to the South. Each sea with their inhabitants and their character. Fish Turkey is diverse and amazing.
In the waters of the Black sea, found shelter 2500 marine life. It is, and everyone knows the mullet, and the no less famous red mullet, clams and oysters, crabs and shrimp, gobies, sprat, flounder. There are dangerous creatures, like the Stingray or a sea dragon with a venomous barb on the dorsal fin. Sharks in the Black sea only two species, is a small spotted shark scyllium (cat shark) and sea Kale (sea dog or a prickly shark). Continue reading