Sunday, 26 August 2012
One of world's most venomous fish invade Russian waters
Not that long ago, sharks invaded the coastal waters of Russia's Primorye region in the Far East. Now it is puffer fish that terrify local residents. One such fish is enough to kill 40 people. In addition, biologists expect venomous jellyfish to invade the waters of the region soon. It turns out that it is the warm waters of the region that attract exotic marine creatures. A recent mission conducted by specialists of TINRO Center showed that squid, saury fish and dog-fish, aka puffer fish, inhabit the open part of the Sea of Japan. Now puffer fish can be found in large quantities in the waters from the Gulf of Peter the Great to Moneron Island off the southwest coast of Sakhalin Island, RIA PrimaMedia reports. "The quantity of puffer fish varies depending on the results of spawning, - the press-secretary of TINRO Center, Konstantin Osipov said. - It is impossible to say for certain to which extent the number of this fish has grown this summer." The fish will stay in the waters of Primorye till the end of September. This fish is deadly venomous. There is no antidote to its venom. Its internal organs contain tetrodoxin that has neuroparalytic action. This poison is more than 1,000 times stronger than cyanide.