This video says about itself:
21 December 2006, South-East wind of 4 Beaufort, wave height of 1 m, air t° of -1 °C, water t° of -0°C. The Black-browed Albatross. Among the birds taking advantage of our trawl’s by-catch, the Black-Browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophris) is the most spectacular. Its fascinating behavior is best described by this excerpt of “The Crystal Desert”, by David G. Campbell.
Conserving Patagonia’s marine riches
A team of international collaborators have launched a book to help conserve one of the richest marine areas on earth. It identifies the main problems facing the conservation and sustainable use of the Patagonian Sea. “This book is truly a landmark contribution”, said Dr John Croxall – Chairman of BirdLife’s Global Seabird Programme.
The Patagonian Sea covers over 3 million km2 and is home to a great diversity of marine species, with a special wealth of top predators including globally important populations of Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophrys (Endangered) and Southern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome (Vulnerable). It extends from the south of Brazil to Tierra del Fuego, in the Atlantic, passing Cape Horn and along the Fuegian channels and fjords of the south of Chile.
The Patagonian Sea is exposed to many human threats such as pollution and over-fishing. The new book is the first comprehensive summary of the main issues relating to its conservation and management. Entitled ‘Synthesis of the Status of Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence’ it includes 50 chapters and was compiled by 80 leading experts.
Patagonia, land photos: here.
March 2011: A scientific survey of an icy, remote fjord on the southern tip of South America, home to seals, penguins, albatross, whales, and other spectacular wildlife, has just been completed: here.
- All Aboard the Vessel to Antarctica (blogs.vancouversun.com)
- Pelagic birding trip off Cape Point South Africa 13 January (parrotletsuk.typepad.com)
- Patagonia, Inc. Now Sourcing Wool… from Patagonia (ecosalon.com)
- Hitching a Ride to the World’s Largest Albatross Colony (outsideonline.com)
- 2 new marine reserves set up on Argentine coast (science.nbcnews.com)
- The Falkland Islands (blogs.vancouversun.com)