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Flora & Fauna of Patagonia

Sea Lions: Features and habits

Lobo marino de un pelo

From the pinniped¬†(sea mammals with fins and feet),¬†the sea lions are the only ones who also have ears. The aspect of this species varies a lot according to age and sex.¬†Adult males have very long necks covered with a thick … Continue reading

The Burrowing Parrots

A group of German researchers has closely studied the evolution of a very important colony of burrowing parrots at the El C√≥ndor beach, near Viedma, and discovered that its number is dramatically decreasing. One of the reasons is that local … Continue reading

What is the red tide?

It is a toxic illness that is also called Paralyzed Intoxication by seafood that takes place when ingesting seafood that has eaten marine plankton which produces paralyzing poison.¬†It is not any virus, bacteria or fungus, it is not an infection. … Continue reading

Fauna of Patagonia

Ballena franca austral con sus callosidades.

Patagonia has got a rich and characteristic wildlife. The most important one is that on the coast and the continental sea. There are many animals and a noticeable diversity of species. Among the great vertebrates is the¬†Southern Franca Whale, which … Continue reading

Flora of Patagonia

Flor del Notro

In order to describe the Patagonia flora it is necessary to distinguish the different regions within it. The part of¬†the northern littoral¬†containing the coast region in Rio Negro and Chubut is a transition zone between the Chaco forest and Patagonia … Continue reading

Patagonian Protected Region: what is it and how to preserve it?

Naranja infectada con larvas de mosca de los frutos.

The Patagonian Protected Region has a different zoo and phytosanitary status than the rest of Argentina, which allows the commercialization of its production to the most demanding international markets. Patagonia is the only region of the Argentina¬† internationally recognized as … Continue reading

Penguin Interpretation Center of Punta Tombo

Escultura de un ping√ľino construida en m√°rmol de Carrara, de 1,70 metros de altura.

The Penguin Interpretation Center of Punta Tombo, nestled in the¬† wildlife reserve, was built without altering either nature or landscape. To get to Punta Tombo, the largest continental reserve of Magellanic penguins it is necessary to travel about 120 km. … Continue reading

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