Moray. Dangerous inhabitants of the red sea. Egypt. The world of travel
The red sea is considered the most beautiful sea in this world… the Red Sea really staggers the imagination with its variety of colors and shapes. But it is unclear why, when mentioning about the various dangers of tropical seas, most tourists immediately remember about sharks as if the only purpose of their life is man hunt, in order to satisfy their insatiable appetite. But there is a real danger from a variety of sea creatures: the stingrays and Moray eels, sea snakes and urchins, Zebra fish or lionfish, and other fish, corals, molluscs and sea anemones. When physical contact of a person with whom the consequences can be not only painful but lethal and easily, although to you it seems like nothing took a bite out of vital organs.
Moray eels are one of the most mysterious inhabitants of the coral reefs. Typical serpentine form of the body, without fins and big jaws with numerous needle-like teeth strong. Continual opening and closing of the mouth due to breathing, instills a natural fear. The length of their body, say the witnesses, reaches five meters, and how much it weighs — quite a mystery. The average size of this fish is about one and a half metres, and weighs five pounds seven. There are also some very tiny, not previewsee length of ten inches. The Moray eel is a predator and feeds on small fish and crustaceans, and catches them in an ambush in the catacombs of the reef.
Our toothy friends is especially well adapted for life in the reefs: their elongated, very muscular body covered with smooth, devoid of scales of skin, are particularly easy to slip into the narrow hole. The serum of the blood of eels is poisonous and causes breakdown of red blood cells in mammals. Rumor has it that they even try to eat. When cooking food at high temperatures, the poisonous type disappears. During the day morays usually sit in the crevices of rocks or coral sticking out of the head and usually leading them slowly from side to side, and at night leave their hideouts to hunt for different fish, and sometimes octopuses, Moray eels tearing to pieces with his long teeth.
Morays . despite its fearsome appearance and if they are not much teasing is not dangerous to humans, and even the opposite — very shy. Of course, if Muren to nag him and pass my hands in their mouth or asylum, more likely serious lacerations you provided. Rumor has it that clinging to the body, these morays not open her jaws until remain alive. By the way, morays are quite easy to respond to photographic equipment and even the flash, not showing, as a rule, aggression. If an attack does occur, you must treat the wound disinfecting means, as the teeth of eels is usually dirty, and the bite can cause a serious blood infection. And wiser — to go immediately to the doctor .
In General the Red sea is a source of a variety of seafood and interested in cooking, see the section headed the Goodies of Egypt and the region in General .