leather sea urchin (Asthenosoma sp.)Red sea
endemic sea urchin. Nevertheless this specie is quite
often been photographed it was not properly described scientifically. White
bubbles on top of the needle are very toxic.
like covering their bodies with litter like the one on the photo which found a
piece of newspaper.
Atomium is located near
Brussels and was build for Brussels World’s Fair in 1958. The model of a crystal of Fe which 165
billon times bigger than the original was one of the main attractions of the
Expo 1958. 9 spheres had diameter of 18 m each are connected with by tubes of 23 m long.
Total height of the model is 102 m and the weight is 2400 t. There are a hotel, cafe-shops and exposition
rooms inside.The elevator inside the Atomium is one of the quickest in Europe
and brings the visitors to the top in 25 s.
From the very beginning
the Brussels authorities had planned to dismantle the Atomium after the Expo
but it still exists and became the symbol of BrusselsAnd a place to practice
Zebra-shark (Stegostoma fasciatum)
This is quite a big shark, normally about 2,3 m long. Half of this length belongs to the dorsal fin without lower paddle. Only young sharks look like zebras. They are brown above and yellowish below and have long yellow vertical stripes. While the shark grows and reaches the length of 50-90 cm the stripes become wider and bigger and the media between them breaks into small brown spots. Adult shark is yellow with many spots. They the more uniformly distributed the bigger the shark is.
The biology of the zebra-shark is sketchy. The shark regularly has solitaire behavior but was seen also in groups. More active at nights. Feeds on mollusks and crabs. Looking for food zebra-shark is capable to squirm into crevices and tunnels. Prefers small depth (before 50 m).
The foto I made when diving in Myanmar waters in 2007, december, with a boat from Phuket.