The Punta de Choros is located along Chile’s north-central coast in a nutrient rich region of coastal upwelling from the Humboldt Current. This area contains 80% of the world’s endangered Humboldt penguins, along with marine mammals such as blue whales and sea otters, and other seabirds. Oceana has been working to protect the marine life of Punta de Choros from the development of two coal-fired power plants. Part of the marine area here was designated as a marine reserve in 2005, and in 2010 the Chilean president announced that one of the plants would be relocated. Then in 2011 plans to construct the other power plant were cancelled. Now Oceana is urging the Chilean government to give the rest of the Punta de Choros an MPA designation, and also is seeking to set standards for emissions of carbon dioxide and mercury and the use and discharge of water from existing coal-fired power plants in Chile.