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Environmental problems of the White sea

White sea belongs to the basin of the Arctic ocean and represents a huge reservoir polutoratonny. Seas of this type are relatively few. Similar characteristics possess Black sea, the Mediterranean, the Baltic and Hudson Bay. White sea is the smallest of them. It is divided into two unequal parts – the Northern (outer) and southern (inner). They are joined by a relatively narrow Strait, also called the throat.

In modern times, few bodies of water that don’t pollute and the White sea is no exception. Anthropogenic pollution of the White sea began immediately after the occurrence on its shores of a man and eventually became so significant that the consequences can be observed today.

In a relatively short era of navigation, some areas of the bottom, especially in small lips, where it is convenient to stand during the storm, were so covered with coal slag, which still have not recovered destroyed the bottom biocenoses. These environmental problems of the White sea cannot be considered modern, though harm from them not less.

The woodworking industry has no less impact on the ecology of the White sea. Wastes at sawmill one keretsky industrialist, was filled in the Strait between the two Islands on which it is located.The forest industry is one of the key environmental problems of the White sea. Continue reading

What sharks are the most dangerous?

About the brutality of the sharks is legendary. People since ancient times afraid of sharks, because sharks of any size can be dangerous. However, among all the sharks you can highlight a dozen of the most dangerous, which can end badly.

Sharks are dangerous not only because they are strong, have sharp teeth and powerful jaws. The main danger lies in the unpredictability of the behavior of toothy predators: despite the fact that the habits of sharks are being studied for a long time, to predict with accuracy how the shark in any given situation, almost impossible.

Dangerous shark species

Today there are more than 450 species of sharks of different sizes, the smallest can reach a length of 17 cm, the biggest is up to 20 meters. But the real danger to humans represent only some species of sharks. Recent years have witnessed the most attacks on humans great white, bull and tiger sharks.

Great white shark

This shark is called “great”: in length it can reach up to 7 meters and weight up to three tons. The mere sight of this blood-thirsty predator is able to inspire terror. If you watched the movie “Jaws”, then you understand what is involved. The reputation of the great white shark is the most grim: in 2012, the year its victims were 11 people, three cases ended in the death of the victims. Continue reading

The most poisonous fishes of Russia

Poisonous fish on the planet much more than poisonous snakes – more than 1250 species (snakes – 410). And every year ichthyologists discover new dangerous species. In this article we are not talking about the exotic inhabitants of the tropical seas, and about ordinary Russian fish living in our rivers. That’s only when you try to use this trivial-looking production in food from fisherman might suddenly begin diarrhea, headache, hallucinations, and other troubles, including death.

Easy Russian fish

Let us first clarify what classes can be divided poisonous fish. So, they are primary and secondary toxic-poisonous. What does it mean? That means there are fish, like snakes produce venom in special glands or by its nature containing in the body dangerous products of metabolism, that is, initially-poisonous.

To secondary poisonous fish are able to accumulate in their bodies a poison contained in the environment. Such environments can be living in the pond poisonous algae or, even worse, fall into the water of toxic human waste.

And if the second paragraph is all clear, and to protect yourself from poisoning very easily (just not enough to catch and certainly not to eat fish caught in suspicious ponds), initially-poisonous things are much more complicated. We begin our story. Continue reading

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