Sunday, 27 February 2011

Follow the first systematic survey of Chile's Salas y Gómez MPA

National Geographic and Oceana, in collaboration with the Chilean Navy, are traveling to the remote Salas y Gómez Island, some 200 miles (about 323 km) east of Easter Island, Chile, where they will discover what lies beneath these largely unexplored waters.

A team of 18 scientists and filmmakers will be looking at everything from algae to corals to fish and sharks. They plan to satellite-tag sharks for long-term tracking to learn where they go over the coming months and use robots that go down hundreds of meters in the ocean to see what's there. This will be the first systematic survey of life in the waters around Salas y Gómez, using scuba diving and remote imaging.

To read more and view in Google Earth click here