In honor of the coming of the pores of the holidays we offer to your attention a selection of interesting facts about the Black sea.
The first mention of the Black sea are found in documents relating to the V century BC. It is on the Black sea, Jason and the Argonauts went to Colchis for the Golden fleece.
1. The ancient Greek name of the sea — Pont Aksinsky (gr. Ἄξενος Πόντος), meaning “Inhospitable sea”. It is assumed that the sea was named so because of difficulties with navigation. Later, after a successful exploration of the coast by Greek colonists, the sea became known as the Pontus Euxinus (gr. Εὔξενος Πόντος, “Hospitable sea”). Romanian Black sea Marea Neagră is called.
2. A characteristic feature of the Black sea is complete (except some bacteria) absence of life at depths greater than 150-200 m. the fact that the deep layers of the Black sea is saturated with hydrogen sulphide.
3. In the scheme of currents of the Black sea there are two huge closed cycle with a wavelength of 350-400 km In honor of oceanographer Nikolai Knipovich, who first described this scheme, it was called the “Glasses of the Knipovich” Continue reading
The ocean abounds with excellent swimmers who, in the words of the famous German nineteenth-century biologist Ernest Haeckel, “free to find their own way”. They can resist the strong current of water and to choose their own way, different from the animals of the plankton. The combination of these actively swimming animals E. Haeckel called the nekton, which means “floating”. Technically, the nekton are aquatic snakes, birds, and animals, but here we will talk only about the two groups of nektonic organisms — the fish and cephalopod molluscs.
Important nektonic animals adaptations to life in the water column of the ocean, according to Professor Yuri Aleev are maintaining the body in a suspended state, creating a driving force, reducing the resistance of the counter flow of water, control the movement of the body, as well as in the ability to disguise and protection. Continue reading
Experts came up with the name “anadromous” fish for sturgeon, sterlet, stellate sturgeon, Beluga and salmon, on the basis that the they they live in the ocean but spawn in rivers. But the title “gourmet” fits them much more. These fish are extremely tasty.
Prepare them in different ways, but it is best to bake or roast with spices. They are a little capricious: after 2 – 3 hours fresh fish begins to deteriorate. Even after strong cooling, it is stored for long.
Salmon is rich in vitamin a and protein. It can be baked in a grill, fry, make lotossa mousses, pies and delicious carpaccio.
Sturgeon recommended by nutritionists for people with cardiovascular diseases and diseases of the nervous system. Stellate sturgeon and Beluga – those who have problems with digestion.
Oceanic and sea fish is more useful than river, in the sea there are bromine and iodine, of which river fish is not. It is these elements that give a marine fish a specific flavor and taste, which in principle is easy to beat off, sprinkle with lemon juice carcass of fish or trap for 5 to 10 minutes fillet in salted water. Continue reading