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Esqueleto de un Cachalote

Skeleton of a Sperm Whale

Physeter macrocephalus
Natural Object
2006

Morro Jable /  Esqueleto de un Cachalote   Morro Jable /  Esqueleto de un Cachalote

Description

Natural skeleton of an adult male with a length of 14.5 meters/50 feet and 16,500 kg/36,000 pounds in weight, that stranded dead due to natural causes on the coast of the municipality of Pájara 14 December 2004.

Morro Jable - Esqueleto de un Cachalote

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°2'56" - W 14°19'48")

Item Code: esca377; Photograph: 15 April 2018
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