These prickly predators lurk among the rocks, under the seaweed, and, like all bottom fish, change color to the color of their environment, can quickly lighten or darken depending on light conditions. Hide the Scorpion and numerous outgrowths, spikes and leathery tentacles that transforms her into one of the stones is covered with marine vegetation. Therefore, it is difficult to notice, and she relies on his “invisible” presence that floats (or rather, flies away like a bullet from a gun!) only if you approach it closely. Sometimes you can even touch – but this is exactly what not to do – that’s enough! Interesting, lying on the surface of the water and breathing through a tube, watch the Scorpion fish hunting…
The wounds from the spikes Scorpion fish cause burning pain, the injections is red and swollen, then malaise, fever, and your stay is for a day or two interrupted. If you have suffered from thorns ruff – contact your doctor. Wounds should be treated, as ordinary scratches. Continue reading
The flora and fauna of the Black sea is quite diverse, although in recent years, in connection with the anthropogenic activity and has undergone significant changes in its composition and strength. For the most part, the denizens are a species brought from the Mediterranean, here there are even a few relict species. Living organisms can be found at depths up to 150 metres, before the beginning of the hydrogen sulphide layer, which also determines the relative poverty of the animal world, compared to the Mediterranean sea.
Algae of the Black sea includes 270 species of multicellular benthic algae and 600 species of phytoplankton. The most common types are villaflora, kladofora, cistozira, Ulva, Zostera. In the summer the most active development escobilla and ceratium. Common diatoms.
The fauna is even more diverse, it includes more than 2500 species of animals, most of which were unicellular and crustaceans – about 500 species. In second place – shellfish, about 200 species, and only fish 160 species. The rest of the mass consists of numerous species of invertebrate animals. Continue reading
Bright tropical fish, corals, anemones, sponges, starfish and many other marine mansions await you in Water parks “Xel-Ha” and “Xcaret”, in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya. In the Park “Xcaret” you will be able to see more than 5,000 species of marine life while diving in the Caribbean sea and 500 species of fish, shellfish and marine animals kept in aquariums and pools in which the water is pumped directly from the Gulf of Mexico.
Ecological Park “Xel-Ha” is the largest natural aquarium in the world with fresh water, which is constantly nourish the underground river coming to the surface current on the shore and in the Bay, where their waters mingle with the salty ocean currents. This combination of water creates a unique environment in which live fresh-water or marine fish.
Some ecosystems you will be able to see in the Park “Xcaret”, so complex that they managed to recreate only a few aquariums in the world. Continue reading