Chilean Territorial Sea, Chilean Antarctica and Magellan Region (Región de Magallanes y Ant‡rtica Chilena), Province of Última Esperanza, comuna of Puerto Natales.
Temperate seas of South America. Magellanic Province.
Ecorregion: Channels and Fjords of southern Chile.
Types of Habitats
Irregular coastal environments, fjords, channels and coral reefs. Along the open shores: intertidal belts with algae beds. (Durvillea antartica, Lessonia nigrescens y Macrocystis pyrifera).
Wealth of species
Ten marine mammal species; 6 coastal and pelagic seabird species. Great diversity of benthic invertebrates, algae, hydrocoral and cold water coral reefs.
The area has been declared available for tourism and fishing by the Macrozonificación de Borde Costero (Shoreline Macrozoning) initiative. Currently the main activities are: artisanal and commercial fishing, ecotourism and research.