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Esqueleto de un zifio común

Skeleton of a Cuvier's Whale

Natural Object
2015

Gran Tarajal /  Esqueleto de un zifio común   Gran Tarajal /  Esqueleto de un zifio común

Description

Natural skeleton of a Cuvier's or common beaked whale, which carcass showed up at Roque Nero (Tuineje) in April 2005. It is 5.5 meters/18 feet long and belongs to an adult female.

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°12'34" - W 14°1'22")

Item Code: esca405; Photograph: 17 April 2018
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