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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Oceanic nekton
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…

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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

How to build a saltwater aquarium?

If a person is not an aquarist, he can perceive the content of fish in the tank as violence over living nature, because we are picking up marine animals out of their habitat – the seas, oceans, which are their natural habitats. To some extent it is, however, one tries to ennoble the aquarium as best as possible to bring the living conditions of fish to natural conditions, to create an image in the design of the aquarium in the likeness of the house of marine life.

Not every person available will have similar luxury marine aquarium, although it can be different size from the usual small, which is positioned on the table, to huge that can fit even people in the pool. The crux of the problem lies in the complex care for fish.

Regardless of size, in the aquarium must be properly done:

– background;

– water filtration; Continue reading

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Scientists have found thousands of new species of amazing marine animals
17 more than 650 new species of marine life discovered by scientists during the international project "Census of marine life" . In different corners of our planet with the help…

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Marine fish were the fighters against global warming
An international team of scientists found that the sea fish in large quantities "produce" calcium carbonate - a compound that zaslujivaet sea water. Until this study, published in the journal…

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