The archipelago of Raja Ampat in West Papua – the heart of the “coral triangle”, the epicenter of the coral growth in the oceans. It is from these places the majority of coral species of the planet, ocean currents carry their eggs throughout the Pacific Ocean, creating new coral populations in tropical waters with suitable conditions. 75% percent of the total number of coral species on the planet occur here. It is not surprising that the underwater gardens of Raja Ampat is perhaps best seen in my diving career. Their preservation in their original form contributes to the lack of advanced civilization in the nearby regions of West Papua still is home to some of the most traditional cultures, the activity of which does not cause much harm to the environment. The tropical waters of Raja Ampat support the greatest species diversity in the oceans – more than 4,000 species of fish and marine animals, including unique species of macro-world and the largest fish on the planet – whale sharks (meet with which here, however, is very difficult). To reach the archipelago you can Continue reading
Sharks were returning to the Adriatic sea. Moreover, populations of predators are increasingly encountered in the North, where the sharks never swam. This fact can not please scientists who earlier raised the alarm about the disappearance of sharks from the Adriatic, but can alert tourists – after all, they both have to face with marine life.
About the encounter with the shark in the Northern Adriatic sea the Austrian Times newspaper said a resident of Austria günther Rath, who along with his friend owns a diving school on the Croatian island of Krk.
However, a collision with a shark Rata has left only positive emotions. “It was just amazing. I am now one of the few divers who met with the shark. I was waiting for this meeting,” describes his emotions Rath.
According to him, the meeting took place last week, when he dived with his colleague. “We approached the shark and watched it within seven minutes. This is enough to have time to take pictures,” said RAHT, Austrian Times, showing the pictures. “Neither we nor the animal didn’t panic. Then the shark swam away”, he added. Continue reading
GIANT MORAY (Gymnothorax javanicus)got its name deservedly. Among all members of the family marinovich she has the largest size, growing in length to 2.5-3 meters and reaching a weight of 30-35 kg.
Giant Moray eel
The habitat of giant eels is tropical and temperate waters of Indian and Pacific oceans and the Red and the Yellow sea. Open water predator eschews, most of his life conducting in the shelter. This can be coral reefs and rocky ocean floor and wall, full of cracks, caves and grottoes.
Snake-like, laterally compressed, the body of a predator, which easily penetrates into these natural shelters. Usually remain outside of the cave head, always with his mouth slightly open, and the front part of the body. Continue reading