|The Colombian ship ARC 20 de Julio among Antarctic icebergs.|
|Malpelo Island: Colombia's gateway to Antarctica?|
|Looking toward Antarctica? A booby bird |
on Colombia's Malpel Island.
|Malpelo Island. Withinsight of Antarctica?|
Needless to say, Brazil's Teoria da Defrontação has not gotten much international legal traction. Antarctica remains a scientific reserve, belonging to nobody.
And it's hard to believe that these researchers couldn't have done lots more valuable science if they'd stayed home and visited Colombia's Amazon, one of the world's most biodiverse places, and one where many or most of the plant and animal species have never been studied.
|Colombian jungle. Full of unstudied biodiversity.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours