Red sea (Arabian Gulf), which is a magnet for divers of all countries, has a diverse flora and fauna.
There are about four hundred species of fish and about eight hundred other representatives of the animals. The absolute majority lives in the southern coastal shallows. A third of them live in the Red sea. Until 1869, the opening of the Suez canal, endemic species were much more, but since then the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean and red seas were mixed.
Both on the surface and in depth (over 2800 meters) in the Red sea water has the same temperature. Up to +44° C, which was recorded in 1964. It is not only the warmest, but is also the most salty sea in the world. In one liter of water contains about forty grams of salts. 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