Fuerteventura recover the skeleton of the sperm whale stranded on Isla de Lobos to the project 'The path of the cetaceans'.
The Ministry of Environment of the Cabildo, through the request made to the Canary Conservation Foundation, will carry out the work under the direction of marine biologist Manuel Carrillo, who has reported that the withdrawal of the animal work will take place next week to exploit the best match of the tides with the daylight hours.
"The initial size of the animal have been corrected to, darkfall gold, be at an estimated length of about 10 meters," as noted by the team of biologists from the SECAC that moves from Lanzarote the day of the stranding, the corporation reported a statement island .
Advanced state of decomposition
The team confirmed the advanced state of decomposition in which he found the skeleton, and established an estimate of, aika gold, between 10 days and two weeks from the time of death of the specimen until it reaches the coast.
The displacement of the veterinary team at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the usual procedure in cases of stranding of cetaceans that occur in the province, has ruled it was impossible to do an autopsy to help determine the causes of death, ffxiv gil, to decomposed as a specimen.
The team of marine biologists of the Society for the Study of Cetaceans in the Canary Archipelago (SECAC) that if he was in the stranding area Tuesday afternoon, also within the official procedure, take care of collecting biological samples necessary to try to identify genetically and 'a posteriori' the sperm within the populations of the species known to inhabit the waters of the Canary Islands.
One young female
The last team to advance, according to a preliminary examination of the teeth extracted and other physiological findings, the body belonged to a young female sperm whale.
The Minister for the Environment, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Cabildo de Fuerteventura, Natalia Evora, explained that the site where the stranding occurred within the Natural Park of Isla de Lobos, "makes it impossible to move the machinery necessary for their removal, as it is not advisable to take the body to the port of Corralejo for sanitary precautions. "
The solution, he said, "will make the recovery of the skeleton within the islet by a team with extensive experience in such operations."
"Although the death of marine mammal species on our coast is always bad news, in this case being able to have the complete skeleton of a specimen of large size gives us the opportunity to recover for the disclosure of species within 'The path of the cetaceans', "he added.
"We hope that the death of this whale at least can serve in the future to raise awareness in society, within the framework of this project, the importance of fighting for the protection of marine mammals that live in our waters and to establish measures to conservation of these habitats, "concluded Evora.