Soon we'll leave Chile, but my task for the months offshore is to systematize those 50 dives in an Excel database which could be of help to others who are also fascinated by Patagonia's varied underwater environment. The task will be lengthy - in part because of my inability to be totally secure in some of my identifications (in some cases no I.D.s seemed to exist) and in part because our ability to vary the sites we dived was constricted. Of course, we were also only able to survey a minute percentage of the area and only at a particular time of year. However, it will be fascinating to try to learn enough about the science to find out what sorts of things we COULD comment on in an intelligent way.
So here are some of our 'missed friends':
|nudibranch: tritonia odhneri Puerto Profundo,|
|sponge: unknown Caleta Ideal|
|small octopus enteroctopus megalocyathus Caleta Ideal|
|nudibranch: thececara darwini Isla Smith, Jechica|
|fish: leptonotus blainvilleanus Bahia Tom, I Smith|
|Jewel Anemones cornyactis sp Jechica, Isla Amita|