The world’s highest concentration of native marine species in Chilean islands

Penguin Colony in Chiloé Island, Patagonia

Researchers conducted two unprecedented expeditions throughout 2014 and 2015 on the Robinson Crusoe and Santa Clara islands, and on JF2 and JF1 seamounts in Juan Fernández Archipelago. Oceana announced the fieldwork results in a report (“Marine Biodiversity in Juan Fernández and Desventuradas Islands, Chile: Global Endemism Hotspots”) which highlights the large presence of unique species, much higher than in any other part of the globe.

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