The Chilean fjords contain diverse benthic ecosystems of corals and other invertebrates, and the waters support krill and other small fish that serve as prey for whales, dolphins, and seals. Chile also governs a number of small islands territories, including Easter Island. These islands are inhabited by southern fur seals and serve as breeding grounds for the Magellanic penguin. The international marine conservation organization Oceana is working to create a marine protected area in Tortel, Patagonia, which features several fjords with high biodiversity.
Against a backdrop of spectacular peaks, the fjords and islands of the Chilean coast are home to dolphins, whales, seals, and Magellanic penguins. Exploring by Zodiac and on foot, pass below walls of blue glacier, skirt tiny islands thick with vegetation, and discover hidden lakes and waterfalls.