With Diputación’s support, La Línea aims to establish itself as a responsible cetacean observation hub.

They have just finished exhuming the skeleton of a whale stranded on the Línea coast several years ago, which will be used as an educational and tourist resource

The Alcaidesa beach in The Conception Line It has been the scene this week of the exhumation process of a juvenile fin whale stranded a few years ago in this part of the Cadiz coast. A total of 20 volunteers have participated in the process, under the technical direction of the local entity Ecolocaliza and the awardee of the works: Ecowildlife Travel, with the support of the La Línea City Council and the Cádiz Provincial Council.

This is the first step taken by both public institutions to turn La Línea into a world nerve center for responsible cetacean observation and will be complemented by other actions, such as an International Forum of Women Leaders in Marine Conservation and Citizen Science, have advanced both the mayor john frankas the second vice president of the Provincial Council and responsible for the Area of ​​Ecological Transition and Sustainable Urban Development, javier vidal. Both have participated in a technical meeting on the completion of the project, in which the Councilor for the Environment, raquel neco.

The objective of this initiative is to value the Línea coast as a privileged place for the observation of cetaceans and other marine species that transit these waters in their migrations. For this reason, the City Council of La Línea and the Diputación de Cádiz work to analyse, catalog and transmit, in the field of citizen science, the importance of these migratory routes and the need to preserve them. The competition and participation of the inhabitants of La Línea, their environmental awareness and involvement, are essential in this project for the future.

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The strandings that occur in the area reveal the presence of cetaceans near the beaches of La Línea. The exhumed specimen belongs to the second largest species of whales on the planet. In their migratory processes, they go from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean between spring and autumn, and in winter they do the reverse route.

After the corpse was found, the City Council buried the specimen in a sandbank so that it would decompose naturally and, over time, be able to recover the skeleton to use it as an educational, informative and tourist resource. Once exhumed, it has been transferred to a workshop where the bones will undergo fleshing and cleaning processes. Then it will be restored and mounted on a structure that will allow its transport and exhibition.

The set of these works represent a investment of almost 111,000 eurosfinanced by the Diputación.

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