Sea dragon — Trachinus draco
Dragon, Scorpid, dragon (no.)
Sea dragon – Trachinus draco
Sea dragon is the only representative of the family of the Drakensberg (Trachinidae) in the Black sea. Characterized by low elongated body covered with dense small scales. On the head of a sea dragon there are several spikes, the largest of them is located on the operculum and sent back. The first of two dorsal fins with a black spot, short, and consists of 6-7 spiny rays. The body color is gray or yellow with oblique bands on flanks, fins greenish, the tail on the falling edge of almost black. In the Black sea dragon lives everywhere known cases of arrest in the Kerch Strait. In the coastal zone of the Crimea the sea dragon is most common from may to November at depths up to 20 m, deeper in winter is kept. Continue reading
Migration of animals will lead to unpredictable consequences
When 13-meter gray whale was spotted in the Israeli town of Herzliya last year, scientists came to a startling conclusion: apparently, he came here from Canada, where increased in recent years temperatures have melted river routes that were previously icebound. The mass migration of animals can lead to fantastic consequences, according Azadnegar.
Scientists also have found plankton in the North Atlantic ocean, where it was not 800,000 years.
The incredible journey of the whale and the appearance of plankton in such an unusual place for him are the result of migration of marine organisms their the Pacific to the Atlantic via the Northwest passage. According to scientists, this is a worrying indicator of how global warming can affect animals and plants not only in water but also on land. Continue reading