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
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
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