Quite different is the case on wild beaches. Here, you should be more careful and to wear special rubber Slippers, which will save you the trouble of stepping on a sharp stone, shell puncture, broken glass or sea urchin, which often can be found on the beaches of the island. After all, the warm and salty water is a Paradise for sea urchins. Thank God in Cyprus they are not poisonous, but nevertheless, contact with this sea dweller can spoil the whole impression from the release. If you stepped on a sea urchin you should immediately turn to the lifeguards who were on duty at the beach or to the doctor in any government hospital (good first aid free in Cyprus). If you do not have this capability, you should maintain the leg in hot water and carefully, not breaking off(!) get leather needles, and then RUB antiseptic and closely monitored, so the wound was not festering.
Morays are dangerous marine creatures that live in Cyprus.
It’s a long, serpentine creatures, close relatives of eels that are similar to snake (brrrr!). Their bites are very painful and long to heal. Continue reading
A question often asked by mothers and nervous subjects, guests of the black sea resorts and resorts.
It’s no secret that many of us feel a sense of disgust swimming in the sea, to the ubiquitous jellyfish. Meeting with them also consider, if not dangerous, in any case an undesirable event. Reason — in the ability of jellyfish to cause the effect similar to the one that gives a touch of nettles. On the tentacles, oral lobes and other parts of the body large jellyfish (the Black sea two species of Aurelia, or of the long-eared jellyfish, and kornerot) there are millions of so-called stinging or nettle cells. The cells of a special kind: in case of irritation (touching a foreign body), they “shoot” miniature thread with the spikes at the base and inject into the wound a potent poison hypotaxis, able to paralyze or kill prey. Of course, due to the microscopic size of these stinging cells of the jellyfish are dangerous only to small aquatic organisms. 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