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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

Dangerous inhabitants…

The rest of the sea – the dream of almost every holiday maker! The Eastern part of Russia are used and forced to rest on the coast of the sea of Japan. It would seem that it can be dangerous in this region. However, on closer inspection, it was discovered the inhabitants, who simply need to know and to be particularly careful!

Let’s start with Yellow perch (trehpolosaya) — native of Japanese waters, it has quite a menacing look – the dorsal fin consists of 15 acute rays, the Gill slits are spikes, characteristic of the spotted-striped color…

Reach impressive sizes (up to half), but grow very slowly, reach sexual maturity at ten years of age! So what threat this slow instance of marine fauna? At the base of the spines on the fins and the Gill slits are poisonous mucous glands which secret, getting into the wound, causes a local and then a systemic poisoning of the body. Meeting with Yellow perch can seriously spoil your holiday by the sea. Symptoms: pain and inflammatory reaction, then, perhaps swollen lymph nodes. At the injury there is swelling, which could spread to the entire limb. Famous deaths.

In the injection – treatment of the wound with disinfectants and symptomatic treatment.

Further,it is worth mentioning jellyfish, let’s start with Lanei hairy . the largest jellyfish in the world, in the Guinness book of records registered the maximum size is 2.28 meters in diameter. So, typical signs: red umbrella (maybe raspberry or orange hue), the thickness of the umbrella is reduced to the edge, and the edge of the blade is transparent. The tentacle is quite long, divided into eight beams, form a kind of veil that protects the bodies underneath the umbrella. The hairy cyanea occurs in southern Primorye, mainly small individuals, in spring and early summer they gather in large clusters (up to one hundred meters of the field), there are instances of up to 60 centimeters… the Venom is contained in stinging cells on the tentacles, a single burn is not dangerous to humans, however with increasing dose of the poison received – there is a risk of allergic reactions. Continue reading

The squad catfishes

Atkritumu fish. One dorsal fin. Pelvic fins located on the belly. In the pectoral fins and in most species the dorsal fin is spiny, often jagged rays. Non-rising mouth surrounded by tendrils. The jaws teeth. Body naked or covered with bony plates. Many have an adipose fin.

The inhabitants of the mainly tropical and subtropical freshwaters of South and Central America, Africa and Asia.

The squad consists of 20-30 families and over 1,200 species. 2 family of marine fish.

The Catfish Family – Siluridae

Body naked, elongated. Adipose fin not. The head is flattened, the mouth large, polverini. Dorsal fin short (not more than 5 rays). Anal fin long, not less than 70 rays. These freshwater and brackish-water predatory fish with spring and summer spawning. They live in fresh water in Europe and Asia, in addition to the basin of the Arctic ocean.

The family includes 8 genera, 2 of which are found in our country.

Rod Catfish – Silurus. Antennae 3 pairs. Thorn in the pectoral fin is smooth.

The genus includes 2 species.

Com S. glanis Linne, 1758. Front mandibular barbels shorter than the back. Spiny rays of the pectoral fin is strong (Fig. 110, 1). Reaches a length of 5 m. of residential Forms and the checkpoint form. These fish developed to take care of offspring. Soma build primitive nests from vegetation remnants.Inhabit the waterways of Europe: the Rhine, North to South Finland, and South to Asia Minor. Continue reading

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