Rediscover the harmony between man and sea through science and art
This is the goal of MuMa, the Museum of the Sea of Milazzo, a magical place that was born following the discovery of the body of the sperm whale Siso, who died in the summer of 2017 off the Aeolian Islands, because he was trapped in a net from illegal fishing. After the recovery of the remains of the mammal, the biologist Carmelo Isgrò he has reconstructed the skeleton and founded a museum that wants to lead the viewer to a reflection on the importance of the relationship between man and sea, through interactive educational videos and multimedia art installations.
The sperm whale Siso, freed from the illegal net in which he was trapped, thanks to the efforts of the Coast Guard, died a few hours later following a slow agony. His body was carried by the currents to the coasts of Capo Milazzo, where the young biologist Carmelo Isgrò, together with the experts of the Museum of the Fauna of the University of Messina, recovered the lifeless body of the poor mammal, which had kilograms of plastic in the belly. After a long process of cleaning and treating the cetacean, the biologist has
it is exposed to the public inside the Bastion of Santa Maria, in the ancient Castle of Milazzo. The net that caused the death of the mammal was placed in the tail of the cetacean, at the height of the belly instead appears the plastic found in the stomach of the sperm whale.