The “Asociación de Investigadores del Museo de Historia Natural Río Seco”, works with a multi-disciplinary team of biologists, artists, archaeologists, anthropologists, and several other reseachers in order to generate knowledge collaboratively of the Southern Cone territory.
A BLACK TURTLE IN THE STRAIT OF MAGALLANES
Una tortuga negra en el estrecho de Magallanes
During fishing for kingcrab, the fishing vessel owner Erwin Soto, on board the "Helvecia Cuarta" vessel, on July 30th, 2015, found a specimen of sea turtle in an advanced state of decomposition on the coasts of Tamar Island (52 ° 56'00 "S, 73 ° 49'00" W). The individual was donated by Mr. Erwin to the MHNRS, in order to prepare the skeleton for subsequent osteological, genetic and exhibition study.
THE Humpback WHALE OF THE MARINE PARK
La ballena jorobada del Parque Marino Francisco Coloane
Daniela Haro, leads the project "Characterization of the Trophic Network in the Francisco Coloane Marine Area: Trophic Role of the Humpback Whale and its main preys", kindly financed by the Rufford Foundation.
The objective of this research is to characterize the trophic food web of the Strait of Magellan from the base consumers, to the great predators such as sea lions, fur seals, penguins, and humpback whales.
SEI WHALE IN THE STRAIT OF MAGELLAN
Ballena sei en el estrecho de Magallanes
EAST PACIFIC SOUTHERN ELEPHANT SEAL POPULATION
Foca elefante en el Pacífico sudeste
HUMPBACK WHALES OF THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
Ballenas Jorobadas de la Península Antártica
FIRST RECORD OF AN ALBINE MAGELLANIC HORNED OWL (BUBO MAGELLANICUS) IN TIERRA DEL FUEGO, CHILE.
REGISTRO DE UN TUCÚQUERE (BUBO MAGELLANICUS)
ALBINO EN TIERRA DEL FUEGO, CHILE
Instances consisting of planning and coordination of the Museum, associated with various State and private Institutions such as the National Service of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Sernapesca), landowners, municipalities, the Chilean Navy, among others, to complex events that occur in the Magellan geography and require detailed logistics, such as cetacean stranding events.
In these instances, relevant information is recorded on the site, samples are collected with scientific value, and in a final instance the remains of the skeleton are removed and taken to the Museum, where the cleaning phases and subsequent restoration and assembly occurs. Work, in this sense, can last between days, months and sometimes years, in which the natural degradation of a body in the landscape must be constantly monitored before proceeding to its removal.