4 July 1819 from Kronstadt went on a circumnavigation of the sloop “Mirny” and “Vostok”. The result of the expedition was the discovery of Antarctica. We decided to compile a list of the most interesting animals that inhabit this continent.
Weddell seal – the southernmost not only beast, but also one of the most endearing animals. Pretty faces of these large-eyed mammals can be admired for hours. Seal inhabits the entire coast of Antarctica, the number is estimated at about one million individuals. This animal is a beautiful diver. Adult seals can hold their breath for an hour and is able to forage for food at depths of 800 meters.
Blue, or Blue, whale . inhabiting the waters of the southern ocean, is not just one of the animals that have managed to adapt to life in harsh conditions. This is primarily from the most giant animals on our planet is now inhabited and ever. Its length can reach four hundred feet, and the weight often exceeds 150 tons. Compared with humans, this animal looks like a giant floating mountain. One only the heart of a whale may weigh more than a ton. Unfortunately, as a result of uncontrolled whaling a huge number of blue whales have been destroyed, but now their numbers are slowly recovering. Continue reading
Monkfish or sea Scorpion, from the squad utilisateurs, has a repulsive appearance. He has a huge head, which is the half length of all fish, with big sharp-toothed mouth, mercilessly swallowing the prey: conger eel, red mullet, even small sharks and thousands of sea birds. Monkfish occurs at depths of 600 m. Length: 200 cm, weight:30 – 40 kg monkfish grows to one and a half to two meters, weighs on average 20 kg. his Body flattened on top, and it’s covered with leathery growths, like algae, pieces of driftwood and stones. On the head, behind the eyes, a sea devil is a knot with a glowing “lantern” on the end.
The sea devils are extremely ugly – giant head, giant mouth, bare skin (of all udenstvertne). In the dorsal fin anglerfish 6 rays, of which half are in the head, and these three beams are not connected with each, and is the seventh ray-the fishing rod. Continue reading
If you are a novice aquarist, one of the main issues when selecting the fish will be compatibility of various kinds. Let’s see, how to cope with this task. So, new players are recommended to have aquariums the size of 60-100 litres. The number of fish the size of five cm in this tank will be about 35-60 (with the compressor).
There are several groups undemanding fish that do not require special care..
Pelleve: guppies, swordtails, mollies, platies. These unpretentious live-bearing fish are very popular among beginners. Big plus – they are easy to breed, it is only necessary to isolate the fry in time (and then eat).
Characins: neons, tetras, ternary (black Tetra). These fish are more capricious than pelleve, but you can pick up some simple content types (Tetra lemon, ternary)
Carp – Danio, cardinal, barbs, goldfish. Continue reading