Temperate Seashore

The seashores of the temperate parts of southern South America...

Tristan da Cunha cliffs (image by Damon Ramsey)(Tristan da Cunha)

This ocean region extends out to Tristan da Cunha in the southern mid-Atlantic.

For the page on birds of the South American temperate seashore

Northern Rockhopper Penguin (image by Damon Ramsey)Northern Rockhopper Penguin (Tristan da Cunha)

Class Mammalia

Order Carnivora

Family Mustelidae

(Chilean Fiords)

Lontra felina, 'Marine Otter'.

Family Otariidae: 'Eared Seals'

(Chilean Fiords)

Otaria flavescens, 'South American Sea Lion'.

Arctocephalus spp. 'Fur-seals'

South American Fur Seal, (Tic Toc reserve, Chile)

Arctocephalus australis'South American Fur Seal'. Breeds on the coast of southern South America and nearby islands.

Subantarctic Fur Seal (Tristan da Cunha)

Arctocephalus tropicalis, 'Subantarctic Fur Seal'. Breed on remote islands in the southern parts of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Their inappropriate scientific epithet comes from when the species was described from a dead specimen found washed up on a tropical Australian seashore.

Places to experience the South American temperate seashore

National parks and other areas to explore the temperate seashores around southern South America include: Tic Toc Nature Reserve in the Chilean Fiords, Chile, as well as Tristan da Cunha.

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