Monthly Archives: juli 2015

Sharks

My tank has got new sharks small-spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula). Sharks are my favourite fish, since they reaylle act and look like the predator they are and they seem to have a bit more personalty than the always hungry cods. Three eggs are waiting to hatch and one has already hatched. The hatched one likes to eat small herring and mysis, so for now it is growing fine.

Here is a photo of a shark embryo waiting to hatch. Its fine brushlike gills are clearly visible and the eyes is very large already.

 

Scyliorhinus canicula

Scyliorhinus canicula

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Småland – orchids and insects

This year I finally had the opportunity to travel to Sweden around “Midsommar” where the swedes celebrate the longest day of the year. This is also the best time to study orchids, since most of them is blooming. So we travelled to “Øland” an elongated island east of Kalmar. Øland is famous for its orchids and house several rare species, since most of the island is old limestone and grazed by cattle and sheep, which creates lots of habitats for the orchids. I was also lucky enough to see the European bee-eater, which is a rare guest so fra north. Up to 25 of them is breeding or staying in the area around the lighthouse at Ottenby in the southern-most part og the island.

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