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
Sharks are color blind
At the University of Queensland examined the eyes of the shark and came to the conclusion that those deprived of color vision.
The research object of scientists were 17 species of sharks. During microspectrophotometric analysis, it was found that 10 of them were no cones, intended for color vision, and their role was partially assumed the highly sensitive sticks. The remaining seven species that belong to three different families, had one type of sensing elements designed to detect wavelengths from 532 to 561 nm.
It is known that whales, dolphins and killer whales also stick with the cones of one type, which is able to recognize green color. Continue reading