How to get the maximum cashback for travel?
Thanks to the development of Internet marketing, travelers do not resort to the services of travel companies. Many companies are simply not credible. People do not want to overpay, book…

Continue reading →

Best Things to do in Ecuador. Read here
From Koh Samui to Singapore - how to get there?
Some Russian tourists vacationing on the popular Thai island of Koh Samui are interested in questions - how to get from Koh Samui to Singapore, and whether there are excursions…

Continue reading →

9 wonders of the world in public transport that hit the world
Sometimes public transport can surprise so much that it's hard for you to imagine ...9 wonders of the world in public transport that hit the world You look at the…

Continue reading →

The Sea of Azov: ten interesting and little-known facts

Much has been written about the rest on the Sea of ​​Azov, its advantages and disadvantages are described in detail …The Sea of ​​Azov: ten interesting and little-known facts.
However, about this very sea of ​​information, besides addressed to specialists, there is little surprise in the network. And this despite the fact that the Sea of ​​Azov is in many ways unusual, scientists believe that it was formed as a result of a global natural disaster around 5600 BC. e., that is, in historical times.We have tried in this article to eliminate some gaps in the knowledge of tourists, who are happy to relax in the resorts of the warm and sunny Azov coast, and here provide little-known information about the Sea of ​​Azov.

Rest in the resorts of the warm and sunny Azov coast

Shoal and other “records”
The fact that the Sea of ​​Azov is the shallowest in the world is known to everyone. The greatest depth is 13.7 meters, by sea it’s a trifle. But few know about the other “world record” belonging to him. The Sea of ​​Azov among the internal seas of the planet is the most distant from the World Ocean. Including from the Atlantic Ocean, which belongs to the basin. One more “record” all-Russian, this is the smallest sea of ​​all washing the shores of our country.

The Sea of ​​Azov – shallow water and other “records”

Heat and Ice
The temperature in the upper layers of the water in the resort areas of the coast in summer sometimes rises to 30 degrees Celsius. And in winter, bays and coves in the same areas are often covered with ice. In the history there are cases when the water area of ​​the Sea of ​​Azov was covered with ice almost completely.

Ice on the Azov Sea

To whom the crucian, to whom the shark …
Many large and small rivers flow into the Sea of ​​Azov, annually bringing millions of cubic meters of fresh water. And the narrow Kerch Strait cannot provide him with real, “sea” salinity, it is three times lower here than on average in the World Ocean. Low salinity leads to natural paradoxes. So, in the Sea of ​​Azov are found river fish, such as pike perch, crucian carp, pike.

River fish are found in the Azov Sea, such as pike perch, crucian carp, pike.
And they are side by side with stingrays, sharks and even dolphins! True sharks are small, quite safe and very rarely found near the coast.

Shark katran in the Sea of ​​Azov

And the waves are quiet here …
The Sea of ​​Azov can be called the “quietest” in the world. The highest wave that was ever observed here did not exceed 4 meters. On average, the height of storm waves in the seas and oceans is 7–8 meters, waves (tsunamis) with a height of more than 30 meters are known, but no such cataclysms were noted on the Sea of ​​Azov.

Storm warning on the Sea of ​​Azov, 2 meter waves

Kerch Strait widens
In 1068, Gleb Svyatoslavovich, the Russian prince who ruled Tmutarakan (the farthest Russian principality, at the mouth of the Kuban) at that time, measured the distance between the extreme points of the Taman and Kerch Peninsulas on the ice. It was the first known attempt to measure the width of the Kerch Strait. The measurement showed a result of approximately 20 kilometers. Today, after 950 years, this distance has become more than three kilometers. Whether the prince was wrong, or the strait has expanded over the years – there is no consensus among scientists.

Kerch Strait

It also glows!
If you are lucky and you go to rest on the Sea of ​​Azov in August, you can witness an amazing sight – the night glow of the sea. The common belief is that algae glow, erroneously. There are even less grounds for speculation about some connection of this luminescence with the level of radiation. Scientists call this natural phenomenon “bioluminescence”, its cause – the accumulation of a large number of living microorganisms near the surface of sea water.

The Sea of ​​Azov glows at night

Clean, azure …
Another misconception about the Sea of ​​Azov is based on stories about some unprecedented turbidity of its water. In fact, the Azov water is very clean, the sand covering the seabed and being quite close to the sea surface is an excellent natural filter. The waves and the wind can sometimes lift the sand from the bottom, and the water may become slightly muddied, but the wind subsides – and the water again becomes transparent, with a beautiful azure shade.

The Sea of ​​Azov – clear transparent water without jellyfish and algae

Beyond the four seas
As mentioned above, the Sea of ​​Azov – the most distant from the oceans. From the “native” Atlantic Ocean, it is separated by as many as four “intermediate” seas – the Black, Marmara, Aegean, and Mediterranean. Therefore, and also because of the narrowness of the Kerch Strait, there is never any ebb or tide here.

The Sea of ​​Azov – the most remote from the oceans

Deep and expensive
At the bottom of the Azov Sea, more precisely, in the depths of the earth under its water area, and in the coastal areas there are large deposits of oil and gas. Fortunately for holidaymakers and anglers, they are not developed, the mining process is considered to be too time consuming and expensive.

What to see in Marbella?
Marbella is not only the most fashionable luxury resort in the coastal area of ​​the Costa del Sol in Spain, but a rather picturesque city, in which, in addition to…

...

12 airplane situations that people have to face
In the days of the first planes, the novice pilots were teased with “sticky asses.” Couples of castor oil, which served as lubricant for the engines, provoked light diarrhea in…

...

Dream job: create travel outfits for dogs and their mistress
If you know how and love to do something, for example, to sew beautiful clothes, and you also buy it for good money, isn’t it a dream job ..? Dream…

...

On bans on cruise liners: logical, not very clear, and very strange
The phrase "maritime order" is not just a figure of speech. For a long history of navigation, a certain set of rules of behavior at sea has developed, these rules…

...