National Geographic Expedition to Cape Horn: A Scientific and International Ecological Tourist Destination | Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program
January 27, 2017

National Geographic Expedition to Cape Horn: A Scientific and International Ecological Tourist Destination

National Geographic's Expedition Cruise ship, Plan B will be setting off to Cape Horn to explore the mammal marine life on January 30, 2017. Alex Munoz is the Latin American director of the show, "Pristine Seas." This is a National Geographic program dedicated to exploring the most pristine areas of the earth and protecting them. They will be using the Drop Cam to captivate the underwater sea life as well as having twelve scientific specialist on board whom will be documenting findings in the duration of the fourteen day cruise. The specialized cameras can reach depths of 2,000 meters. Studies of the local birds will also be conducted and documented. Dr. Rozzi, Director of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program at the University of North Texas says, "Historically, Cape Horn has been considered the gateway to Antarctica." The National Geographic program is in collaboration with the local Universidad de Magallanes, Universidad Catholica and the University of North Texas. Along with the Omora Foundation and the Institute of Ecology and Diversity, whom would like to focus this area not only as a scientific interest but as a sustainable tourist site. "Until now this area of the world has been a labeled as an international scientific warning. For the world of science, it is necessary to know this missing piece of the puzzle" says, Dr. Rozzi and he adds that the northern latitude has already been amply studied. Please read this article in Spanish from El Mercurio by, Alexis Ibarra O. http://impresa.elmercurio.com/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?dt=2017-01-26&PaginaId=13&BodyID=1