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The Sevastopol marine Aquarium-Museum

The Sevastopol marine Aquarium-Museum is one of the oldest public aquariums in Europe, justly ranks among the most popular attractions of Crimea. Created during the times of the Russian Empire (1897), became the first Museum of its kind in the state. The Aquarium is based at the Sevastopol biological station (SBS) is the oldest in Russia and one of the 5 most “adults” in the world. Under one roof, the Museum staff has gathered an impressive collection of marine, oceanic, riverine, terrestrial flora and fauna from all corners of the Earth.

Summary:

Location: Sevastopol, Nakhimov Prospekt, 2

When built: 1897

Opening hours: summer (mid July – end August) from 9 to 19 hours without breaks and days off, winter (November – March) – 10-17 h. closed on Monday, the offseason is 10-18 hours during school holidays the Museum welcomes guests without weekend

Ticket price: adult – 400 p kids – pension 200 p – 200 p. children under 6 years – free admission

The creation of the Museum in the Crimea

The idea of establishing a large-scale aquarium filed the first SBS Director – academician A. O. Kovalevsky. For the construction of the station selected the picturesque coast of the Sevastopol Bay, the site of the former Nikolaev battery. In the SBS building for the Museum was equipped with only one room-the family SALs wall aquariums, and Central swimming pool, where he exhibited the ichthyofauna of the Black sea. Wish could go 3 days a week to visit the aquarium. Scientists of the station held meetings, gave lectures to tourists. Continue reading

These amazing fish of fresh water

The record can be considered several kinds. The biggest freshwater fish is the Beluga ( Huso huso ), bone-cartilaginous fish of the family Acipenseridae. Its length reaches 4-5 m, weight is 1 400 kg.

Pike reaches enormous size and great age. Budovou pike can be found everywhere. We have the most big pike are found in Northern rivers and lakes, probably because of their less availability in comparison with southern.

The biggest pike ever caught – it’s historic pike Emperor Frederick II Barbarossa, commissioned them, as recorded on the ring, in 1230 in one lake near Heilbronn and pulled a Seine in 1497, i.e. through 267 years. With age the fish is completely white. Its size was 19 feet, i.e. over 8 yards long, and it weighed 8 pounds. 30 pounds. The portrait of this pike still in the castle of Lautern, and the skeleton of the ring is in Mannheim.

In the XIX century in Russia was caught ordinary, or European catfish (Silurus glanis) with a length of 4,6 m and a weight of 336 kg. In our day any freshwater fish that is longer than 1.83 m and weighs 90 kg, is already considered large. According to the famous zoologist Bram, the length of the fish reaches 3 meters and a weight of 230 kg, however, according to other authoritative sources, these figures are clearly underestimated.For example, encyclopedic dictionaries claim that the length of the catfish reaches 5 metres, and an American zoologist David Wheeler in his book “Fish killer” refers to a figure of 6.3 meters. In some waters caught specimens weighing up to half a ton. Catfish live in all major rivers, lakes and reservoirs of Russia and CIS countries – from the southern borders to the Far East. Soma is also distributed in Europe – except the Nordic countries. Continue reading

What can you cook fish

Fish – a valuable food product, a favourite in many countries of the world since ancient times. Dieticians almost unanimously say that the fish is just a real treasure on the content of nutrients. And it is impossible not to agree. Because the fish in sufficient quantity contains easily digestible proteins and healthy fatty acids omega-3, vitamins and minerals. The fish contains a small amount of saturated fats, so its benefits are obvious.

Nutritionists suggest that you have to enter a fish in the diet, and to cook fish dishes at least twice a week.

Try to cook fish for our recipes, and you will want to do it more often!

Baked fish in Italian

Italy is a Maritime country, so the fish in there love to cook and very tasty. Try to prepare and cook Italian recipes. Sure, you will like it.

For this simple recipe you will need white meat sea fish. You can take Agra fillet or barramundi, and even better – the sea of language, then the dish will turn out especially tender and juicy.

600 g white fish fillet in Italian you will need:

2 tbsp capers,

pinch fresh or dry oregano,

white pepper, Continue reading