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The Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem is the most productive marine ecosystem in the world, as well as the largest upwelling system. Because of its high rate of primary and secondary productivity, approximately 18-20% of the world’s fish catch comes from the Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem. This forms the basis of a unique and abundant ecosystem of fish, sea birds, penguins and marine mammals.
Your class can participate in a virtual field trip, along with a fisheries scientist, to coastal Peru to tour this fantastic marine ecosystem. Participation is absolutely free. You can also take advantage of the free, high-quality downloadable teaching materials and lessons that are available.