What to be afraid in the Red Sea of?Beauty are a terrible force. Beauty of sea inhabitants - translucent jellyfishes, bright starfishes, painted fishes and the whole underwater meadows " is especially terrible; sea " colors; - corals and actinium. The size does not matter! They are armed and very dangerous.
Dangerous animals of the Red Sea:
At acquaintance to surprising fauna of the Red Sea on your way some types of sea inhabitants, physical contact of the person with which can lead to consequences, unpleasant for it, will surely meet. Basic rules: in water to touch nothing and the coloring of fish is more motley and the form is more unusual than it, the it is more poisonous.
On shoal the risk exists to step on sea hedgehogs who have a rest between stones. Therefore always you look under legs if a bottom not sandy. Especially at the moments close to an outflow maximum. Diademovy sea hedgehogs who possess long needles are most dangerous. The needles reaching several tens centimeters in length very fragile and at hit in a human body easily break, remaining in it and causing an inflammation. Extraction of needles from a body is painful and will cost money. Insidiousness of a type of Diadema is that it possesses the bodies reacting to light and shade that allows it to direct needles to the objects arising over it immediately.
Predators sharks have not enough
in the north of the Red Sea while warmer waters of Sudan they can be met at each immersion. The dangerous individuals ready to attack the swimmer meet seldom. Not to provoke this predator to attack it is necessary to follow the following rules: being on a water surface it is not necessary to beat it with hands and legs (representing from itself, in understanding of a shark, wounded fish), it is not necessary to bathe in muddy water, to hunt with the harpoon gun (blood and vibration attract sharks), to dive at night in places of their dwelling and to try to feed them. At a meeting with a shark it is impossible to rush hasty nautek - it serves a shark as a signal to attack. The most effective way is in that having faced a shark, to beat her a nose - the most weak spot - any blunt object, beginning from a camera and finishing a stick.
Moray eels attack the person in case of self-defense. Respectively conclusion one: you should not disturb this in general modest fish excessively. Many submariners manage even to tame moray eels.
Barracudas look terribly, but about their attacks on the person it is known only from books. Slopes - orlyak, hvostokola and electric slopes - fishes friendly, and at the minimum concentration they do not threaten you.
Corals, mollusks, jellyfishes
Corals, both live, and the dead, can cause painful cuts (be attentive, walking on coral islands). And so-called “ fiery “ corals are armed with the poisonous needles sticking into a human body in case of physical contact with them.
Seldom, but nevertheless it is possible to run in the Red Sea on a shipasty starfish “ crown of thorns “. From a prick the long pulsing pain arises its needles, and the tumor does not fall down days ten.
Jellyfishes burn if to touch them from below, for feelers or to get under a bell. The jellyfish a fizaliya is dangerous, but it is easy to notice it - she swims on a surface a violet sphere - a bubble. Poison of a fizaliya is similar: on viper poison, and after a krapivny burn there can come short wind and tachycardia. At a burn from a cubojellyfish you will feel strong burning on the place of a touch, then there will be a small swelling and muscle pain, within a week - bright redness.
Almost all live corals are burned down - both usual, and soft. After a severe burn the tumor, similar to eczema, is noticeable also in two months. The burn is especially dangerous by yellow corals, they and are called - burning.
The most dangerous sink - all the known cone. If it is careless to seize him, the poisonous thorn leans out of a muscle. After a prick paralysis, asthma, loss of consciousness from pain and even death is possible.
Quite often on a reef wavy shutters of brightly blue color occur among corals. It is a mollusk of a tridakn. You should not put fingers between shutters of this mollusk - it can jam them.
What to do if... On the way you met by
one of above-mentioned animals. Do not panic, and in any ways try to avoid physical contact with it.
If you took a poisonous injection, then it is necessary to ask for professional medical care immediately. It is necessary to remember that poison of a look Scorpaenidae (for example, ashkeys), belongs to neuro - toxins and collapses when heating therefore the burned part of a body should be shipped in very hot water what can only be born, and in water to dissolve some oxidizing substance, for example, potassium permanganate neutralizing poison. Besides, to the victim warm analeptik and adrenaline with a cortisone are appointed.