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Diving on the Great Barrier reef

P the trip for the whole day accompanied by a guide. Two dives including all diving equipment and lunch. Every day three of the 45 possible sites this area has to be chosen according to weather conditions. Some examples of popular sites:

Incursi reef (Agincourt Reef) edge of the continental shelf.

Well Grouper (Grouper hole). Large and small family of groupers (groupers), tropical fish, sea lilies. In most cases, clear water, good diving and a place for your photos .

Three sisters (Three sisters). A group of three large coral mounds. Many tropical and pelagic fish (pelagic fish). Numerous species of soft and hard colorful corals, nudibranchs (nudibranches).

Point (The point). Diving is only possible in a peaceful March. Large vertical wall, sometimes strong current. A wide range of marine fish, including sharks. Colonies of hard and soft corals, several groups of interesting bumps. Continue reading

As I was catching catfish on a Donk

Today I will tell you about soma, but rather about fishing for catfish, which happened last spring in the lower water of the Volga. The fishing was very exciting. Instead of the usual traditional fishing, or fishing with Kwok, I decided to use bottom gear. This is not the first experience of catching catfish on a Donk, so I was more or less ready for it.

We gathered early in the morning and went to the river. Get to your destination before the sun came up. After a while, we were ready to start fishing. Before throwing, they had to decide what to catch catfish. In principle, som can eat anything. After the winter, the som behaves very inactive, and to awaken in him the interest can be quite difficult. Use a feeder, in my opinion, makes no sense. We don’t need other fish. I caught frogs, baited on three of the donkey and threw all the gear. Began a long wait. While waiting for the bite, I thought, how better to attract the fish. I had not even thought to catch some other fish. Fishing for catfish for me this is a unique event. Unfortunately, not always to catch catfish. It is not always possible to use Kwok, and it is not always effective. For small catfish, Kwok is something frightening, and no one knows why. Continue reading

The variety of aquarium fish

What sizes, shapes and colors do not exist in nature among the inhabitants of the underwater world! To date there are over two thousand known species of fish, and how many more hidden in the unexplored depths of the oceans, seas, rivers and lakes.

Nothing compares the beauty of marine fish. The nature endowed them with so amazing colors that only wonder. And still people continue to surprise with new discoveries. So, for example, recently found one more new species of fishes, representatives of which glow in the dark like fireflies – amazing fish!

Unfortunately, to keep saltwater fish in aquariums is very difficult. Until recently, the presence of marine aquariums even zoos were considered “aerobatics” aquarium. Only in those countries where there was direct access to sea water, could be seen in aquariums of marine fish, and even then, the most common and less whimsical. As for what to say about the countries where sea can be seen only on TV! Continue reading