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
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.
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
Shark is considered the most terrible in their bloodlust marine predator. But it is justice. Such an enemy sharks are dolphins. Why was the shark afraid Dolphin, although their size sometimes exceeds them?
There is a theory that because the shark flees at the sight of a Dolphin that is trying to save his life. Dolphins live in packs, and many testimony and research have their own mind, yet incomprehensible to the people. If they don’t bother people, but on the contrary always help them, it does not mean that soft dolphins are harmless creatures. They are perfectly able, to defend and attack. Dolphins at high speed, beat the shark with its nose in its belly or in the gills . this is the most vulnerable place of the predator. But great speed and a powerful blow to the nose of the Dolphin can be deadly for sharks. At the sight of aggressive sharks attack dolphins and beat it until it is destroyed. If the shark in time will be able to escape, you will not lose a life. This war sharks with dolphins is observed quite often, and the shark is not attempt attacks on people, no matter how hungry, if there are dolphins. Tell you that there have been instances when dolphins to death zabolevanii-nosed porpoises. And it’s not in hunger, dolphins are not by nature bloodthirsty. Continue reading