Interesting facts about Black sea
Was time to leave, but many are now interested to learn something new about our beautiful Black sea. Here are some facts.
The black sea is inhabited by 2500 species of animals.
Of course, if to compare with the Mediterranean sea that is home to over 9000 species of “residents” – a figure not so much. But at the bottom we can find oysters, clams and mussels. But such a predator as a Rapana, was brought by sailors from the Far East.
The most dangerous fish in the depths of the black sea – the sea dragon.
The fish is poisonous. Contains poison on the Gill flaps and on the spines of the dorsal fin. No less dangerous stingrays and Scorpion fish.
The black sea is a surprise to me that in his day, and is the depth of 150-200 meters, there is no life (except some bacteria). The reason is that the layers of the sea are saturated with hydrogen sulfide.
An interesting fact associated with hydrogen sulfide.
In 1927 the southern coast of Crimea rocked a nine earthquake. The epicenter was just 25 km from Yalta in the sea. Suffered a lot of people, the city was almost completely destroyed. But not just that remained in the memory of the people who survived the tragedy. While the city was shaken by the strongest aftershocks, the sea was burning! Burned but not ships or port facilities. The water itself was burning! It long remained a secret.And all because of the fact that the bottom of the sea filled with hydrogen sulfide. This substance is flammable in contact with air. However, from the constant fires at sea rescues another unique layer of salt. But otherwise, all the coast of the Black sea just exploded.
The only large Peninsula of the Black sea – of course, the Crimean!
Also in the Black sea there is an interesting species of planktonic algae, nochesvetka. They are rich in phosphorus, and therefore August nights you can see glowing sea.
Spiny dogfish is the only shark inhabiting the Black sea. It is not a dangerous man. But close to the people not coming in.
Even in the black sea depths you can find two types of dolphins, monk seal and sea pig.