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
In the waters of the Gulf of Thailand is inhabited by many species of jellyfish, most of them pose no danger to the bather. However, occasionally there occur and deadly members of this family — jellyfish. This jellyfish cylindrical body and a very long blue or blue tentacles (length of tentacles of some species of jellyfish reaches 4-5 meters). In August and October of 2015 near the Islands of Samui and Phangan were registered two fatal accidents with the girls who decided to go swimming at night and saw the presence in the water of this dangerous jellyfish.
If you are going to swim in the sea, pay attention to the coastal strip. If the sand contains up washed up jellyfish, so you should be doubly careful when bathing. As a rule, jellyfish that can sting you, quite visible in the water because of their dark or bright color (transparent jellyfish are not dangerous to the bather). But the situation may be complicated by the agitation of the sea, or opaque because of suspended sand in the water. It is especially dangerous to bathe in the dark. Continue reading