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skeletons restores cetaceans path cabildo

The Cabildo restores the skeletons of the Path of the Cetaceans

The Cabildo restores the skeletons of the Path of the Cetaceans.

The Ministry of the Environment preserves and revitalizes the bones of six marine animals, located in various parts of the island

The Cabildo of Fuerteventura, through the Environment area, has undertaken the restoration of the skeletons that make up the Path of the Cetaceans. The initiative seeks to preserve and revitalize this important maritime natural heritage, which represents an integral part of the island's marine history.

The Minister of the Environment, Carlos Rodríguez, stressed that this initiative "is not only a testimony to the rich marine biodiversity that has surrounded Fuerteventura, but also an opportunity to educate the community about the importance of preserving our marine environment. The restoration of these skeletons is not only an act of conservation, but also a tribute to the magnificence of these sea creatures."

The bones are found at key points in Fuerteventura, close to the coast where these cetaceans originally beached. Dining venues include El Cotillo, next to the Torre del Tostón; Gran Tarajal, at the roundabout, next to the fishermen's guild; Las Salinas del Carmen; Puerto Rosario, on the right side of Playa Chica; in the rest area of Isla de Lobos, and in the Saladar de Jandía, near the lighthouse. It should be noted that this last skeleton will be disassembled due to significant imperfections that require a complete restoration.

The restoration process includes the maintenance and repair of marine animal skeletons, including two Cuvier's beaked whales, a minke whale, a pilot whale, a fin whale and a sperm whale. These skeletal remains, exposed to erosion by wind, sand and salt water, require specialized care to ensure their long-term preservation.

Reclamation work involves repairing fractures in broken bones, modeling missing parts, and applying specialized techniques to protect skeletons from the damaging effects of the marine environment. It is estimated that each skeleton will require approximately two weeks to complete this process.

With this initiative, the Cabildo reaffirms its commitment to the preservation of natural heritage and continues to work to ensure that future generations can enjoy the unique beauty and biological richness that the Path of the Cetaceans represents.

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That’s great news, looking forward to seeing them preserved. My grandsons loved seeing the ones in Jandia when they were small
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