The Easter IslandEaster Island
In all, we recorded 55 types of the ROV and drop-cam data; nine could not be classified at ROV or lower, 26 were found in the ROV data, 29 were found in the drop-cam data, nine were found using both data collection techniques, at least six types are potentially new to the scientific community, and nine types were found at greater depth than previously recorded.
This new report may highlight the area' s exceptional marine environment and the comparative isolation of its populations, which has made it possible to develop new varieties and to create favourable distribution areas. On the other hand, these new accounts may indicate the strong sub-scanning in the southern Pacific at meso-pelagic deep.
Proliferation of potentially new varieties indicates that the area is likely to host a richness of unexplored bio-diversity.
Explore the Easter Island and Rapa Nui Cultures.
Halfway between Tahiti and Chile; Easter Island has long been the object of much conjecture and curious research. Where and why did the humans on the most remote island on the face of the globe cut, move and place centuries of huge Moai sculptures in masonry? The Easter Island is still one of the most beautiful places in the world; it is an open-air wonderland showing truly unbelievable scenery - volcanoes, rock faces, unspoilt shores, sparkling waters and archeological places.
Subtropical Polynesia has been part of Chile since 1888. Chile also includes the lovely Robinson Crusoe Island, known for its tranquillity and the friendliness of its inhabitants. This is the second biggest of the Juan Fernandez Islands and was once the favourite harbour for corsairs and deer.
1704 the British sailor Alexander Selkirk spent more than 4 years on the island and inspired Daniel Defoe to his 1719 novel "The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe". Hundreds of years later, in 1977, the island was designated a National Park and World Biosphere Reserve for its exceptional wildlife.
At the moment the island "off the well-trodden paths " provides breathtaking outlooks.