Body soma is elongated, in front rounded, posterior – laterally flattened, without scales, with soft skin, mucus secreting. Eyes small, located closer to the head. Snout broad, flattened, rounded. There are front and rear nostrils, separated from each other. Mouth wide, lower jaw slightly curled up, as slightly longer than the upper. Teeth soma and resemble brushes are in the sky and jaws. On the upper lip of the fish grows 2 large moustache, extending to end of pectoral fin. Chin soma there are 2 pairs of short whiskers, with whiskers in front three times shorter than the back. The body is very dark on the back, on the sides dark green with spots on the belly light. It is interesting that in large bodies of flowing water, the color is lighter catfish, in ponds with muddy stagnant water is almost black. The fin on the back short, close to head, is over the pectoral fins. Anal fin rather narrow, but long, connected to a rounded tail. In the pectoral fins of the outer beam is converted into a prickle, sometimes with a notch.
Som is growing rapidly, particularly in the southern river deltas. To 1 year in the Delta of the rivers Volga and Ural catfish reaches a length of up to 45 cm and weigh up to 600 grams, to 10 years — 125 cm and 18 kg, respectively. Continue reading
According to foreign media reports on the South West coast of Australia once again have a case of shark attack on humans. On the morning of November 23, 2013 on the beach near the city of Greytown (state of Western Australia, 270 km from Perth) found the body of 20-year-old surfer, with the wounds left by the teeth of the shark (or sharks).
Those who have seen the shark, floating in the silent and majestic blue sea or ocean, forever remember that monumental sight, causing and admiration and fear at the same time.
There is something supernatural in the sudden appearance and graceful gliding in the water. The shark, like the Queen of the underwater ballet, twist around your conscience is the web beautiful, and at the same time, frightening force.
Here is a mixture of ritual death, beauty, perfect body proportions, and chilling horror of despair, when the predator unexpectedly and confidently head in your direction. Continue reading