Photography: A. Hernández "De reojo"

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Representation of a rocky cliff with nesting and breeding areas , and in whose submerged part is observed the swimming without effort to a colony of penguins, with their graceful underwater movements. The audience watches Juanito penguins.

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What can you see?

  • BelugasLas belugas (Delphinapterusleucas) son mamíferos marinos pertenecientes al orden de los odontocetos, cetáceos dotados de dientes, que pueden llegar a medir 5 metros y pesar 500 kg.More info
  • Gentoo penguinEl pingüino Juanito (Pygoscelis papua) Son aves no voladoras cuya distribución geográfica se circunscribe únicamente en el hemisferio Sur, desde el ecuador hasta la Antártida.More info
  • SealsSon animales pinnípedos, que poseen sus cuatro extremidades palmeadas para optimizar la natación. No han perdido su vínculo con tierra firme o el hielo, dónde deben volver para dar a luz y alimentar a sus crías.More info
  • SturgeonsEl esturión es un pez de la familia acipenséridos (Acipenser), una familia de peces actinopterigios del orden Acipenseriformes.More info
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Investigation

The investigation and the development of programs to contribute to the conservation of the marine biodiversity, has been a constant in the path of the Oceanogràfic. This has a Department of Investigation integrated by skilled professionals in the maintenance, the biology and the health of the marine fauna, that work different lines of investigation, in the own installations and in the natural habitats.

The ovarian induction in turtles, species in danger of extinction (investigation that realises in collaboration with Rare Avis Biotec S.L.), the creation of the first tissue bank of marine species of the Mediterranean (included initiative in the Project Marine Health with the Universidad Complutense of Madrid) , the study of the decompressive syndrome in marine turtles or the project of evaluation of the environmental impact in the Antarctica, are some of the investigation lines.