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
My first aquarium, or Why broke ampulyarii.
The aquarium I didn’t like never. Liked fish but did not consider them suitable Pets for me. They’re boring. But once in the store saw a round aquarium, and the idea to make a beautiful aquarium with some fish inside. Read about fish on the Internet, I realized that 7-liter Cup will be enough. Then I remembered that the wall got a spare shelf with dimensions of about HK(LxWxH). I looked on the online store, an aquarium with similar dimensions, and, lo and behold, found it. The aquarium was small — just 15 litres. But decided that is enough to start with and such.Went to the store. It turned out that these aquariums is long gone, and the cheapest is 10 liters 2500r. To surrender is not wanted. I was determined to. Went to the bird, it is not very far away. Aquarium with the correct size wasn’t in there too. I looked at the others. And my choice fell on an aquarium of 25 liters all for the same 300 rubles. More I did not buy anything, because in your pocket only had the money. Continue reading