RESOURCES

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GUIDES

Field guides to identify the diversity of marine animals and threatened species that inhabit the chilean coast.

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Tiburones, Rayas y Quimeras del sur de Chile
Sharks, Rays and Chimaeras of southern Chile

This new, complete field guide is an invitation to get to know close to half of Chile’s cartilaginous fish. Discover more than 44 species that are found in southern Chile and learn important information about 22 shark species, 19 rays and 3 chimaeras, in English and Spanish. Surprise yourself with 10 amazing facts about these singular giants, for example, the basking shark is the second largest fish in the world! Find out what shark and ray eggs look like and look for their eggcases during your visits to the beach or on underwater excursions. Photograph and send us your observations- your photos could be the first of the species! Observe the colours, forms and details of each illustration to identify eggcases and animals. Find the species that are disappearing and threatened with extinction.  Get closer to the oceans and help us to protect these highly threatened key species.

Languages: English and Spanish.

Production: Ignacio Contreras, Carolina J. Zagal, Jorge Ruiz T., Isabel Guerrero S.

How to cite: Contreras, I. & CJ. Zagal. 2021. Tiburones, rayas y quimeras del sur de Chile. Valdivia, Chile: Fundación Oceanósfera. 10 pp.

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Marine Mammals of southern Chile
Mamíferos marinos del sur de Chile

This new, complete field guide is an invitation to learn about 39 marine mammal species known in southern Chile. In it you can find beautiful illustrations, important information and 10 amazing facts about these animals in English and Spanish. Discover 29 cetacean species that have been registered in southern Chile; 8 species of sea lions and seals from continental Chile; and the only 2 otter species found in Chile. Observe the colours, forms and details of each illustration. Surprise yourself learning about curiosities relating to different marine mammal groups. Feed your passion for knowledge and appreciation of each species as if it were a unique, invaluable work of art. Get closer to the oceans and help us protect our natural and cultural marine heritage.

Languages: English and Spanish.

Production: Carolina J. Zagal, Jorge Ruiz T., Isabel Guerrero S.

How to cite: Zagal, CJ. 2020. Mamíferos marinos del sur de Chile. Valdivia, Chile: Fundación Oceanósfera. 8 pp.

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101 Threatened and Protected Marine Animals of southern Chile/ 101 Animales Marinos Amenazados y Protegidos del sur de Chile

The first guide to threatened marine fauna of Chile. All living beings are important contributors to life on this planet. Each species is unique and invaluable, including you. Now you can get to know 101 marine animals that may be in danger of extinction. Look at these fascinating creatures and learn about extreme examples of the animal world. Discover the distinct shape of the ocean sunfish, the enormous mouth of the basking shark, and the moustache-like feathers of the Inca tern. Surprise yourself with marine animals that have beaten world records, from the smallest marine otter, to the biggest animal in the world, the blue whale. Find 6 critically endangered marine animals and 10 species only known in the southern Cone of South America or that are endemic to Chile. Help us protect threatened marine animals. By taking care of them we help all living organisms.

Languages: English and Spanish.

Production: Carolina J. Zagal, Jorge Ruiz T., Isabel Guerrero S.

How to cite: Zagal, CJ. 2020. 101 Animales marinos amenazados y protegidos del sur de Chile. Valdivia, Chile: Fundación Oceanósfera. 10 pp.

Marine Fauna of Fauna of southern Chile/ Fauna Marina del sur de Chile

Guide to explore and identify 100 animals that inhabit the coasts off southern Chile. This field guide has colour photographs of a diversity of marine invertebrates, fish, otters, dolphins and whales. Its practical design will allow you to register the marine fauna that you observe when you visit the beach. 

Language: Spanish.

Production: Carolina J. Zagal, Consuelo Hermosilla C., Carla Christie R-M

How to cite: Fundación Oceanósfera. 2019. Fauna marina del sur de Chile, guía para explorar y reconocer 100 animales que habitan las costas del sur de Chile. Valdivia, Chile: América Impresores. 8pp.

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Guide to Marine Invertebrates of southern Chile
Guía de Invertebrados Marinos del sur de Chile

Guide to recognise and identify 166 coastal marine invertebrates of Chile.

Languages: English and Spanish.

Production: Carolina J. Zagal, Consuelo Hermosilla C., Alejandro Riedemann H.

How to cite: Zagal, CJ. & C. Hermosilla. 2007. Guía de invertebrados marinos del sur de Chile. Segunda Edición. Punta Arenas, Chile: Fantástico Sur. 264 pp.

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Guide to Marine Invertebrates of Valdivia
Guía de Invertebrados Marinos del Litoral Valdiviano

Guide to recognize and identify 122 marine invertebrates off the coast of Valdivia, Chile. 

Languages: English and Spanish.

Production: Carolina J. Zagal, Consuelo Hermosilla C., Alejandro Riedemann H.

How to cite: Zagal, CJ. & C. Hermosilla. 2001. Guía de invertebrados marinos del litoral Valdiviano. Primera Edición. Santiago, Chile: Quebecor World Chile S.A. 219 pp.

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AFICHES
Afiche tiburones, rayas y quimeras del sur de Chile

Una de las mejores maneras para proteger nuestra biodiversidad marina es conociéndola y compartiendo nuestros conocimientos. Este afiche muestra la diversidad de tamaños, formas y colores de las más de 44 especies de condrictios o peces cartilaginosos que se encuentran en el sur de Chile. Estos peces cumplen un importante rol en el equilibrio de los ecosistemas, y alrededor de un tercio se encuentran amenazadas de extinción. Conócelos, comparte tus conocimientos y actúa.


Junto a este afiche, han sido creados una guía y un cuadernillo de actividades, ambos materiales distribuidos gratuitamente a través de nuestra página web www.oceanosfera.cl

Como citar: Arias, S., I. Contreras, J. Ruiz, C. Hermosilla. & CJ. Zagal. 2021. Afiche tiburones, rayas y quimeras del sur de Chile. Valdivia, Chile: Fundación Oceanósfera.

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CUADERNILLOS DE ACTIVIDADES
Tiburones a la Vista: Actividades por un Océano Vivo

La entretención cumple una importante labor en el cuidado del medio ambiente.  Este cuadernillo contiene actividades entretenidas para conocer algunos de los peces cartilaginosos del sur de Chile y entender su importancia. Fue desarrollado para realizarse con el apoyo de la guía “Tiburones, Rayas y Quimeras del sur de Chile” y está dirigido a niñas y niños de 9 a 12 años, sin excluir que puede ser utilizado por personas de todas las edades. Desarrolla las diferentes actividades de manera individual, grupal o en familia y comparte tu experiencia.


Junto a este cuadernillo, han sido creados una guía y un afiche, ambos materiales distribuidos gratuitamente a través de la página web www.oceanosfera.cl

Realización: Sofía Arias, Ignacio Contreras, Carolina J. Zagal, Antonia Carrasco, Fernanda Palacios, María José. Roselló, Hefzi Vargas, Roseanne Landon, Jorge Ruiz T., Danae Zamorano.

Como citar: Arias, S., I. Contreras, C.J. Zagal, A. Carrasco, F. Palacios, M.J. Roselló, H. Vargas & R. Landon. 2021. Tiburones a la vista: actividades por un océano vivo. Valdivia, Chile: Fundación Oceanósfera. 23 pp.

Underwater Photographer
VIDEOS

Videos that invite you to explore and get to know the marine life that inhabits the chilean coast.

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For a Living Ocean: Biodiversity

Join us in an underwater excursion along the coasts off Chile and observe the marine biodiversity that makes up part of our cultural and natural heritage. 

Languages: Spanish, English subtitles.

Image archives: Antártica Films (www.antarticafilms.com)

Music: Patrick Moore Music (www.patrickmooremusic.net)

Narrator: Rodrigo Aguilera (Spotify: Rodrigo Aguilera)

Script and editing: Fundación Oceanósfera (Dr. Carolina J. Zagal)

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Activities for a Living Ocean: Biodiversity

An invitation for girls and boys. Join us in an underwater excursion along the coasts off Chile and observe the marine biodiversity that forms part of our cultural and natural heritage. Register your observations in your guide "Fauna Marina del sur de Chile."

Language: Spanish.

Production: Fundación Oceanósfera (Dra. Carolina J. Zagal), Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Austral de Chile.

Music: Patrick Moore Music (www.patrickmooremusic.net)