The wealth of flora and fauna that inhabit the Alboran Se is reflected here in a manner that is simple for the visitor to view and understand. The Sea Scorpion, which imitates a rock, the ray, capable of producing electric shocks, the surprising colours of the lobster, the bad-tempered homarus gammarus, one of its close relations, the patience of its tank companion, the hermit crab, a grouper of immense weight.. all of these and many more are on display in some 30 tanks with a capacity of 50,000 litres.
Man and the sea, the marine hospital, the turtle yard and the exhibition hall are further additions to the thematic rooms which feature both marine invertebrates (anemones, sea cucumber, etc.) and vertebrates (turtles, fish, etc.).
The marine museum is home to a giant squid almost three metres in length, the enormous skull and vertebrae of a whale, the jawbone of a four metre tiger shark capture on Los Toros Beach, Manilva, in July 1997, and a 2.25 metre dorsal fin taken from a fox shark almost five metres in length caught in the Mediterranean, to mention just a few of curiosities of the Alboran Sea on display here. Archaeological remains of amphorae and an exact reproduction of the bridge of a fishing boat are just two examples of man’s relationship with his marine environment, which is explained in detail in the projection room. Averitable orchard lies waiting to be discovered beneath the waters of Málaga’s 180 – metre-long coastline, which links the Strits of Gibraltar with Cape Gata
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