Life above and below water
In this volume:
Adventures and explorations
Photos: Massimo Brega and Heiko Bleher – Text: Heiko Bleher (6-34)
The first part of our expedition across Central Asia takes us to the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan, the largest desert in Central Asia, where our team discover that gigantic lakes have disappeared.
Zoos and aquaria
AQUARÍA WATER MUSEUM
Text and Photos: Heiko Bleher (pp. 35-37)
We visit, for your delectation, what has to be one of the finest public aquaria in the world, despite its small size. A real jewel that everyone would do well to visit.
“All’s right with the world”
Photos: James Beveridge and Ralf Kiefner – Text: James Beveridge (pp. 38-56)
This Central American country is one of the few tropical regions on our planet where all is truly “right with the world”! Here, as nowhere else on Earth, the flora and fauna have been provided with enough space to survive, in the form of nature reserves and wildlife parks.
Text and Photos: Franco Banfi (pp. 58-63)
Today’s Our Portfolio this time displays three different topics from the splendid work of the acclaimed Swiss photographer Franco Banfi.
Unusual aquatic creatures
Text and Photos: S. Ahyong and Martyn Robinson (pp. 67-72)
Almost everyone will have come face to face with a crab at least once. But very few people know that there are hundreds of freshwater crab species. This article casts a little light into the darkness of our ignorance.
Photos: Roy Leggett and Steve Wilson – Text: ag team (pp. 74-79)
The insects are the largest group of animals on Earth. Their fascination is endless, above and below water. The ag team and an Australian photographer bring you a glimpse of some species found in Costa Rica.
Text and Photos: Wolfgang Polzer (pp. 80-83)
From its original distribution in the German Danube region, this fish, much prized as a food-fish in some countries, has spread across Europe and as far as central Asia. This is its story.
Text and Photos: Heiko Bleher (pp. 84-93)
The fourth largest country in Africa is without doubt one of the omst most unusual areas of the dark continent. The multiplicity of its ethnic groups, as well as its flora and fauna, has no parallel elsewhere on Earth. Our journey, which started in issue 15, now continues across the Bale plateau.
THE BREEDING OF TROPICAL FRESHWATER FISHES THROUGH EXPERIMENTAL VARIATION OF EXOGENOUS PARAMETERS
Photos: Professor Frank Kirschbaum and ag archives – Text: Professor Frank Kirschbaum (pp. 95-105)
An exclusive report by Professor Frank Kirschbaum, a well-known scientist from Berlin, on a series of successful experiments in fish breeding utilising stimulation of natural triggers.
Myths & legends
FISH MYTHS OF THE WORLD III
Photos and Drawings: ag archives – Text: Josef Guter (pp. 108-112)
This time the years of research by our team into Man’s centuries-old relationship with the fish take us to Africa and Oceania.
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