Francisco Coloane Marine Park

Francisco Coloane Marine Park

Marine Park Francisco Coloane, located southeast of the Carlos III Island, is an extension of sea and land within the 67,000 hectares that make the area Coastal Marine Protected Francisco Coloane, in the Strait of Magellan in Chile’s Region XII.

The main attractions son Jerome Canal, Tortuoso El Paso, El Islote Ruppert, Barbara Channel, Seno Ballena and Isla Santa Agnes with its glacier.

The entire protected area has a vast biological and landscape diversity, as well as UN geographic and oceanographic only partly due to the conjunction of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, strong winds, the presence of massive glaciers and dismembered Coast. One of the main reasons for the creation of the park, is including a biological corridor, habitat of the humpback whale (and occasionally sei whale) in their feeding season. The area also includes large colonies of two species of sea lions and important nesting sites Magellanic Penguin.

Whale watching in the Marine Park Francisco Coloane meant the creation of the camp and together with the Scientific, Environmental Conservation Policies and ALL facilities in Carlos III Island camp is a possible study Having sustainable and viable.

They have been recorded Minke whales and also Antarctica. Across the region, it includes species of small cetacean High Attractive As the Peale’s dolphin and porpoise The overa known as “Panda” Dolphin. This zone also has the presence, in the coastal edge, Burmeister’s porpoise, Burmeister’s porpoise, which is the one of the species most affected by the fishing intereacción and poaching to supply bait collection crustaceans.