Latest Strait of Magellan Stories
A study of animals visible to the naked eye and living in and on the seabed â€“ the 'macrobenthos' â€“ of the Straits of Magellan and Drake Passage will help scientists understand the biodiversity, biogeography and ecology of the Magellanic region.
Scientists believe El Nino may have assisted Magellanâ€™s first trip around the world nearly 500 years ago.
Commerson's Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus commersonii) is one of four dolphins in the Cephalorhynchus genus. This Dolphin species is also known as Skunk Dolphin and Piebald Dolphin. This dolphin is found in two distinct areas: around the southern tip of South America, Tierra del Fuego, the Falkland Islands, and near the Kerguelen Islands in the southern part of the Indian Ocean. The dolphin is named for Philibert Commerson, who first described them in 1767 after he sighted them in the...