Mauritius island, surrounded by the third largest coral reef in the world.
The temperature of the air. In summer 30 +degrees Celsius with humidity of 80%. Winter warm 23 degrees and dry. Spring and autumn with moderate temperature of +25.
The temperature of the water. From 20 to 30 degrees C depending on the season.
The best time for diving. All year round, although from December to March possible tropical storms and cyclones. In this part of the Indian ocean cyclones are usually moderate, and the weather becomes not more than a week. Continue reading
White sharks ( Carcharodon carcharias ), as one of the most feared predators of the planet, a long time ago stand on the top of the food chain. However, it appeared that their flesh becomes a subject of hunting. Moreover, the person not only modest in size, but extremely shy.
So, allow me to introduce the Brazilian luminous shark ( Isistius brasiliensis ). This fish reaches a length of 40-50 centimeters. Its English name “cookiecutter shark”, literally translated as “the shark, which cuts out the cookies”, which humorously reflects the way of her hunting.
The members of this species make daily migrations from a depth of over 3.7 km to the surface at dusk and back to dawn. In this way sharks and intersect with potential victims, including up to the present time were many large fish and marine mammals, including tuna, whales, dolphins, swordfish and even elephants. There are several testimonies of Brazilian sharks bite humans. In addition, the marks of their teeth were found on submarines and communication cables. Continue reading
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