About fish
Our planet is inhabited by almost 20 thousand species of fish. About 1/10 of them are commercial. They give people a lot of valuable products: food, medicines, fertilizers for the…

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Yellow snail aquarium
Yellow snail aquarium – more stupid title to come up with couldn't so today let's talk about aquarium snails – Apple snails. And again, all the best was written to…

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Man-eating sharks are operating in tandem

A team of international experts, who arrived at the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh after a few cases of shark attacks on humans, concluded that the coast, swim at least two predators that used to eat human flesh.

This opinion was voiced by experts after carefully studying the nature of the wounds on the bodies of the victims from shark tourists. According to them, the predator even belong to different species. If Russians and Ukrainians attacked korotkaia Mako, the deaths of German women over the weekend blame white tip reef shark. According to scientists, this is the worst scenario that they assumed, as one individual it would be much easier to catch.

While biologists believe that the Cougars, who were recently caught off the coast of the red sea, the people did not attack. It turns out that the shark-killers are still on the outside.

Meanwhile, scientists are trying to understand why fish that very rarely attack people, to change their behaviour. According to the expert from the United States, Director of the Florida program for shark research George Burgess, now the coast is examined in order to find any violations of ekosistemy the red sea. Continue reading

Sharks: The story of a bookplate

Ten years ago, on the island of Sipadan in Malaysia, I took a picture of my first shark. It was almost certainly a shark-Zebra, Stegostoma fasciatum. The current was carrying us along sheer walls, and she, mysterious and beautiful, gleamed in the distance. My heart jumped to somewhere in the Adam’s Apple, I quickly raised the camera and took this blurry picture.

Shark-Zebra

The shark disappeared into the depths, and I got a new hobby — a passion for cartilaginous fish. Have devoted a considerably long time, wrote some articles , even led a couple of sections in Wikipedia. Traveled to different corners of the planet to dive with them.

Of all the sharks I liked Fox, or as she is known in English, thresher. She is like a shark-Zebra with long tail and harmless disposition. Graceful, smooth and swift. Without the aura of celebrity, without the reputation of a ruthless killer. So to speak, a humble toiler of the ocean depths.

Thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus, Thresher shark). Illustration from the book “A field guid to the sharks of the world” Continue reading

Ornamental pond


Make the pond at the dacha with his hands can any modern inhabitant of the metropolis. And this does not need to resort to heavy construction equipment. The material describes how to make a pond on the site with the help of finished plastic containers and plastic film. Before making a pond in the garden need to carefully plan its development, and bookmarks.

How to make a pond from a film on a plot in the garden?
With the flexible coating to really bring to life most daring idea, maybe only slightly adjust its size in accordance with the actual width of the roll of film or butyl rubber, so there were no big scraps, because the cost of these materials is quite high. We offer you to learn how to make a pond with his own hands using locally available materials.

When choosing a location, before you make a garden pond with your hands, make sure that most of specific points of the plot it looked great, but on its surface one could see an interesting reflection not only of clouds, but the house and plants. Continue reading

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American bait for catching predatory fish
Akron, Ohio, USA, summer 1949 "Bloody worm", he cursed Nick Crim, when he cast tooling for catching black bass was off the hook last Nightcrawler. The remains of the worms…

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Marine aquarium for beginners
You can create a fabulous world of warm tropical seas with amazing color, shape, behavior of exotic animals and fish. Most lovers of the underwater world home with the fear…

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