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The islands population never exceeds 20, mainly consisting of the natural reserve staff and the bartender in the harbor café. This National park has 10.000 hectares of protective territory of which 85% are in the sea. This is due to its vast meadows of Posidonia oceanica, which favor the proliferation of a large number of species of marine fauna and flora essentially the Mediterranean’s oxygen.

the well preserved remains of a sunken roman sailing vessel just off the coast. It is said to be one of the only 1800 unaltered wrecks to be found in Spanish waters. Archeologists discovered presence of Garum, a fermented fish sauce, this was a condiment used in ancient cuisine and a major export product of those times. It is probable that Cabrera was a pit stop on trading routes.

But there is more to this isolated island than meets the eye. Cabrera named since the Roman Empire. The “goat Island” always offering fresh meat to ship crews when passing through the area, and to this day serves as a secure refuge to sailors when storms are raging. Recently divers discovered

36 | Protected Areas in Mallorca · Cabrera Island

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"The Y" Yachting Handbook 2017 by Estela Shipping  

A unique guide in Owners' and Captains' hands. Indispensable information, itineraries plus hints and tips, updated laws and rules, support a...

"The Y" Yachting Handbook 2017 by Estela Shipping  

A unique guide in Owners' and Captains' hands. Indispensable information, itineraries plus hints and tips, updated laws and rules, support a...