Statues - Hither & Thither
Salinas del Carmen
Detrás del Museo del Sal
Esqueleto de un rorcual común
Skeleton of a Fin Whale
Natural skeleton of a young female fin whale, being 19.5 meters/64 feet, stranded 14 April 2000 in Majanicho (Municipality of La Oliva). Considering the cultural and exhibition interest of the impressive specimen, the Island Council of Fuerteventura, with the collaboration of the Department of the Environment of the Government of the Canary Islands, decided to start the necessary tasks to recover the skeleton and expose it publicly by the sea, in Salinas del Carmen. The natural sculpture was inaugurated in May 2003.
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:
Also on Lanzarote is a similar skeleton:
Via the links below you can find the position:
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