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Dusky dolphins, originally named Fitzroy's dolphins by Charles Darwin, are easily distinguished from other dolphins. The head is small and evenly sloped, and there's no beak at the end of the snout. The tail and back are bluish black in...

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The largest seal on the planet, the male southern elephant seal can weigh a hefty 3,900 kilograms (8,600 pounds) and grow up to six meters (20 feet) long. These animals owe their name to the unusual trunk-like protrusion...

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Chile's Patagonia region is inhospitable to many types of trees, but those that manage to survive here are known for their majestic beauty. One of them is the coigüe, a gray-barked evergreen that grows to 12 meters (40 feet), with radial...

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Traveling east from the Pacific, the Cockburn Channel ends where the Magdalena Channel begins, and then the route takes a 90-degree turn north toward the Magellan Strait. The two channels are part of a navigation network that ultimately leads to...

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To the south of the Cockburn Channel, you'll sail by Alberto de Agostini National Park. This is where the Andes, the world's longest above-ground mountain range, comes to an end in its southernmost extension, the Cordillera Darwin. Chile's...