If a whale shark is placed vertically in the deepest part of the sea of Azov, its tail will stick out above the water.
The fauna of the Azov sea very rich in fish and small shellfish. Due to the fact that the sea flows into a large number of rivers, the sea enriched with minerals and trace elements. Sea salt is not enough, unlike the oceans, therefore there are both marine and freshwater and anadromous fish.

Whether are found in the Azov sea sharks

Sharks in the sea of Azov is. But they represented only one species – the spiny dogfish. This shark arrives here from the Black sea through the Kerch Strait for feeding. This shark is often called "dogfish", but it is safe for humans, because it attacks only a food – fish. Katran the size is small, its length is about 2 meters and a weight and do 15 kg.

Sea dog is very hungry. She tears the fish apart and eat it. Often the remnants of its meal floating on the water surface.
Katran may harm a person only if the man himself will touch her (e.g. while scuba diving). The shark fins have spines that can scratch the skin. The teeth of spiny dogfish is also quite sharp, so when a chance meeting it is not necessary to test its bite force. When diving for spiny dogfish can be found not closer than 40 meters from the shore. It comes close to shore, because he loves the depth and more saline southern waters. Besides, she is very careful. Anglers do not catch of spiny dogfish, because its meat is not suitable for human consumption. Interesting can only be liver oil which is used for medical purposes. Sometimes spiny dogfish catch for his barbed scaly skin, which is used for polishing wooden surfaces. So far, not a single case of shark Katran attacked people. And the news in Newspapers are simple speculation or a misunderstanding of an incident.
Monsters and fish-eaters are not found in the sea of Azov. It is for them too small and unsalted.

Who is afraid of the sea of Azov

If the shark Katran quite peaceful and not swim close to the shore, it does not mean that our troubles were over. In the sea of Azov is home to more small unpleasant creatures that your defensive reaction can cause a lot of physical pain to the person. In this sea there are jellyfish. There is a kind of jellyfish, burn which you won't even notice. They are in large numbers are found along the coast, and each camper has ever seen or touched them.

Jellyfish are found everywhere. After touching them wash your hands – protect yourself from accidental burns.
But some jellyfish cause many problems when you meet them. For example, kornerot. This is a big jellyfish, whose diameter can reach one meter. Edge to its body fringed with purple ribbon. When you tap it you will get severe burns. The skin on the burn will turn red, appear small bubbles. The pain is unbearable. After 1.5–2 hours all signs of the burn are themselves. But if you suffer from allergies or a low threshold of pain, it is best to seek medical help. Small children particularly hard to bear the burns of any jellyfish, so watch out for their children. If the children just touched safe jellyfish, you will certainly wash their hands with soap, because when you touch these hands, nasal mucosa, mouth or eyes, the child will get burns. At the bottom of the sea you can meet such fish as sea ruff. It's a bit like a giant piranha and their spines can seriously scratch your skin or bite with sharp teeth. She is defending herself from you. At the bottom of the sea, you can also find Stingray. At his touch you can get quite a large chopped wound. In such cases, as soon as possible to consult a doctor. The doctor will examine, will clean the wounds, disinfect them and bandage.
Azov sea – the calm sea in terms of accidents.
Such cases are rare, because these dangerous fish live deep on the bottom. Meeting with them can only occur while scuba diving far from shore. Diving in the coastal zone is absolutely safe.