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Secrets of the Black Sea: what amazing properties has the Black Sea spiny dogfish?

The Black Sea spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias ponticus) is the only species of shark constantly populating the Black Sea basin. .....

Secrets of the Black Sea: what is the fate of seahorse?

The long-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) inhabiting the Black Sea is an absolutely amazing creature. The body of this small fish .....

Secrets of the Black Sea: which jellyfish species inhabit the Black Sea, how many of them are venomous?

There are 30 jellyfish species in the Black Sea, the majority of which (26 species) are small – not more .....

Secrets of the Black Sea: Why are there so many invasive species in the Black Sea?

As noted above, in earlier times, the Black Sea, or Pontos Axeinos was known as the hospitable sea. This statement .....

Secrets of the Black Sea: How many species live in the Black Sea?

There are far fewer inhabitants in the Black Sea than in neighbouring seas. While there are 10,000 known species in .....

Secrets of the Black Sea: How does marine litter threaten the Black Sea?

In the 21st century, the Black Sea faces a new type of pollution: marine litter. Of course, this litter is .....

Secrets of the Black Sea: Can it be too noisy in the sea?

The sound of the sea is familiar to all of us – the tender whisper of waves, sometimes followed by .....

Secrets of the Black Sea: How does the chemical composition of water affect sea life?

Different groups of chemicals can influence the lives and lifestyles of sea dwellers in markedly different ways. If industrial chemicals, .....