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
How to cook catfish
Som refers to marine and freshwater fish. The body mass reaches up to 30 pounds. Sea catfish similar to freshwater, they have the same moustache, chest and the dorsal fin – spines, which when butchering fish can be hurt, so be careful. As a rule, the meat of such fish fat, white, no small bones, so it is easy to eat. In fish and grocery stores fish catfish can be found in live, chilled, frozen and salted forms. In cooking fish more often used for cooking first and second courses. It can be boiled, fried or baked. It is recommended to cook catfish in a spicy vegetable broth, for 1 kg fish, use 3/4 liters of water on one piece of roots – carrots, celery and parsley. And you will need 1 onion, black peppercorns, allspice and Bay leaf. Fill a pot with water, put all the above ingredients and boil for 7 minutes over medium heat. Peeled, cut into serving pieces of fish to send into the boiling broth, make a quiet fire and cook for 20 minutes. 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