Whale sanctuary in the Mediterranean sea
Not all, probably believe that whales live in the Mediterranean sea. And it’s true: cetaceans and basking in such turbulent waters that night and day travel through sea vessels, really are. To see minke whales, dolphins, sperm whales, you just have to sit in the boat and go for a walk in the sea. Of course, marine mammals are very bother the noise of engines, loud music and oil stains. Frightened Dolphin or whale often does not have time to get off the road and stumbled on running at high speed the ship could be lost. People try to save beautiful sea animals and maintain the conditions to which they are accustomed. To do this in the Mediterranean was established whale sanctuary. It is situated between the coast of Italy (Liguria, Sardinia, Tuscany), France and Monaco. On the map the reserve looks like a triangle with an area of 84 thousand sq km, the top of which is the Cape to Find pamariu (near Toulon), Sardinian capes ferro, Falcone Fossò-Carone, on the Western Italian coast, near the border between Tuscany and Lazio. The reserve declared a “special protected area because of its importance for the Mediterranean”. Prevailing in this zone for East-West acts like a vortex that lifts from the depth of layers of plankton. There are also many fish and drugoie, beloved whale. In addition to a huge striped whales within the reserve live dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, dolphins brown, butylone, Risso’s Dolphin and “champion of diving” — the sperm whale, stretching to depths of more than 2 thousand meters
It is interesting to know that…
The largest representative striped whale in the Mediterranean sea — fin. Especially a lot of minke whales in the Western Ligurian sea, but they occur also in the Tyrrhenian, and Ionian seas. The largest minke whales grow to 20 m in length. And most of all in the reserve and the Mediterranean sea striped dolphins.
From the Italian cities of Genoa, Imperia and some other ports I regularly go on the ships depart for the tourists who want to see whale in the Ligurian sea. They are stocking binoculars, and most importantly – patience.
Plankton – small organisms that live in water and on the sea currents. Plankton can be tiny plants – phytoplankton or copepods and other small animals – zooplankton.