The Full Wiki

More info on Punta Tombo

Punta Tombo: Map

Advertisements
  

Wikipedia article:

Map showing all locations mentioned on Wikipedia article:

200
200


Punta Tombo is a peninsula into the Atlantic Oceanmarker south of Trelew in Chubut Province, Argentinamarker, where there is an important colony of Magellanic Penguins. It is found a short distance north of Camarones.

The long, wide peninsula is covered with sand, clay and gravel.Between September and April, a large number of Magellanic penguins come to this site to incubate their eggs, and prepare their offspring for migration - the largest such colony in South America. Couples stand in front of their nests, protecting the eggs from birds and other predators, and occasionally one adult goes to the sea for food. Other wildlife encountered in the area including sea birds (mainly seagulls, chimango and cormorants), rhea and guanacos.

The Punta Tombo Provincial Reserve has been protected since 1979, according to provincial decree, and it is one of the main tourist attractions in Chubut.

In late September, with the arrival of spring, Magellanic penguins migrate from Southern Brazil to Patagonia, congregating by the thousands to nest in Punta Tombo.

Other important nearby colonies are Bahía Camarones and Cabo Dos Bahías.

Punta Tombo is part of the new marine National Park Golfo San Jorge.

See also



References



External links




Embed code:
Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message