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Esqueleto de un rorcual tropical

Skeleton of a Bryde's Whale

Natural Object
2013

Puerto del Rosario /  Esqueleto de un rorcual tropical   Puerto del Rosario /  Esqueleto de un rorcual tropical

Description

Natural skeleton of a young female Bryde's whale, being 10 meters/33 feet long and weighing around 6,000 kg/13,000 lbs, that died of natural causes and was found on 12 August 2006 floating dead along the coast of Fuerteventura.

Although included in the Sculpture Park of Puerto del Rosario, the skeleton is a natural object.

Puerto del Rosario - Esqueleto de un rorcual tropical

Fuerteventura: La Senda de los Cetáceos - The Cetacean Pathway

The Cetacean Pathway is an open air museum that aims to exhibit unique elements of nature in public spaces at the coast of Fuerteventura. The true sculptures of nature have been restored to create environmental awareness areas towards marine conservation. The collaboration of biologists and other professionals of diverse occupations with the government's support have made it possible for an event like a whale stranding to be not only a basic source of scientific information but also expositive and environmental awareness resources. It offers the project's scientists the opportunity to study the bone structure of these big marine mammals and for the artists the challenge to integrate nature, art and landscape.

There are six of these skeletons along the coast:

  1. Salinas del Carmen, 2003.
  2. Morro Jable, 2006.
  3. Puerto del Rosario, 2013.
  4. Gran Tarajal, 2015.
  5. Isla de Lobos, 2015 (inside a building)
  6. El Cotillo, 2015 (not visited by us)

    Also on Lanzarote is a similar skeleton:

  7. Arrecife, 2014.
Source & Information: Fuerteventura: La Senda de los Cetáceos.

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Location (N 28°29'35" - W 13°51'39")

Item Code: esca305; Photograph: 13 April 2018
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