Photo exhibition "The giant fish of Danube" Wednesday, 05 Feb 2014 - Monday, 31 Mar 2014 Location: Natural History Museum (Burgas, 30 K.Fotinov St.)On occasion of 2 February - World Wetlands Day, the Natural History Museum of Burgas will be hosting the photo exhibition of the Historical Museum in Tutrakan
"The giant fish of Danube"
The opening of the exhibition will be on February 5 at 13:30 in the hall of the Natural History Museum (Burgas, 30 K.Fotinov St.)
Donube is the largest river in Europe and habitat for more than 80 species of fish. Some of them are unique to it (Danubian endemic), and others are found in some other major rivers flowing into the Black Sea. In recent years due to human activity, the fish diversity of the river is greatly reduced. Sturgeons are among those who gradually disappear. Only 100 years ago Donube fishermen were catching giant specimens weighing several hundred pounds. Namely those catches were sealed in the photos presented in the exhibition .
Fishing on the Danube is a traditional source of livelihood for the people inhabiting the river banks for tens of thousands of years. The idea of creating a photo archive with giant fish caught by fishermen in the river occurs on occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Ethnographic Museum in Tutrakan. Its author is Velichko Atanasov, curator at the museum. The exhibition presents 32 photographs of starry, perch, catfish and large cod caught over the years in the Bulgarian part of the Danube river. The archive contains photographs, which were made in the 2nd half of the 20th century and most were donated by individuals. The oldest picture is from 1942 - a cod caught near the village of Vruv weighing 393 kg .
The exhibition will remain in Burgas by the end of March 2014