Atlas of the Patagonian Sea published

Two conservation groups have jointly produced the Atlas of the Patagonian Sea: Species and Spaces, the first for a South American marine ecosystem.

The atlas, the work of Wildlife Conservation Society and BirdLife International, contains maps for the Patagonian Sea region, revealing key migratory corridors for penguins, albatrosses, sea lions and other marine animals.

Data for the atlas were gathered by a team of 25 scientists over a 10-year period, using radio collars and satellites to track 16 species of marine animals, producing some 280 000 individual uplinks of data from the Patagonian Sea, from southern Brazil to southern Chile.

The 300-page book, written in both English and Spanish, has been edited by Valeria Falabella and Claudio Campagna of the Wildlife Conservation Society and John Croxall of Birdlife International.

Click here for more details of the atlas.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 21 November 2009

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