La Luna Beach Environmental Talk by CREMA on the Costa del Sol Spain

On La Luna Beach Credit: La Cala de Mijas Lions

SOME 50 people including members of the La Cala de Mijas Lions recently gathered at La Luna Beach for an environmental workshop and walk along the boardwalk.

The event was organised by Mijas council and Councillor Arancha Lopez welcomed two marine biologists from CREMA who would be taking the workshop and pointing out environmental issues along the walk.

CREMA (Centro de Recuperación de Especies Marinas Amenazades) is located in Malaga Port and has its own fully equipped hospital specialising in the recovery of turtles and marine mammals. The hospital has an operating room, nursing tanks, necropsy room and facilities for the storage of biological samples. It also has a pool and floating cages for dolphins.

Along with the hospital it has a mobile unit fully equipped with sanitary equipment and prepared for the rapid assistance of mammals and sea turtles.

The workshop on the beach consisted of a talk given about the marine life in the area and a very informative demonstration of how to deal with a beached dolphin, illustrated using a very lifelike model of a dolphin.

They made it clear that if you find a dolphin stranded on the beach, do not attempt to get it back in the water. Simply phone 112 for assistance and they will contact CREMA.

In the meantime, simply keep the dolphin wet and if possible, dig out the sand round its flippers so that the dolphin puts no weight on them.

Following the workshop those present walked along the boardwalk up to the tower at Donna Lola and en route, received information about the plant and animal life along that stretch of the coast.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page


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