A necessary innovation
During the training courses provided by CESTM or during awareness sessions for the general public, the manager of the centre realised that a tool was missing.
The existing models were too imprecise and minimalist: the skeleton was only partially represented and the organs often not removable.
Indeed, the anatomy of this marine species is complex. When handling them, one must be particularly careful! For example, the heart of marine turtles is located just under a bone called entoplastron, in the shape of a dagger. Incorrect handling could result in the death of the animal.
Thanks to this three-dimensional tool, other points of vigilance can also be highlighted, such as the fragility of the animal’s limbs or the importance of its backbone under which the lungs are located.