Patagonia Projects was created by Keri Pashuk and Greg Landreth as a means to tie together scientific, education and adventure initiatives in the remote regions of Patagonia and beyond, using the sailing vessel Saoirse as a multi purpose collaborative platform.

Our first initiative was the Return to the Whales scientific study expeditions which took us to the Golfo de Penas and Golfo Tres Montes regions in Patagonia Chile.  Working with Dr. Vreni Häussermann and Dr. Carolina Gutstein to oversee the scientific program, we began the studies on  the worlds largest baleen whale mortality event in history.

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August 7, 2018

Saoirse hauled out in Puerto NatalesSaoirse is hauled out of the water in Puerto Natales!

Finally we can start fixing the propeller!!



August 5, 2018

Six gicleé limited edition prints of whales from Keri will be part of the exhibition “Ballenas: Voces del Mar de Chile.”

The exposition is from august 8 till november 13 2018 pictures at  Centro Cultural la Moneda in Santiago, Chile.


A ROVin’

500 metres is a very long way down. We humans walk around with about 10, 000 metres of air on top of us. Its called the atmosphere. We dont feel anything abnormal about that, as that air pressure is what we have become used to since long before we can remember. Since a few years …

A ROVing We Will Go

Dr. Vreni Haussermann oversees a ROV exploratory trip to the Messier channel, (the deepest channel in the world outside of Antarctica) using SRV Saoirse as a base to launch the MV Noctiluca with the ROV and equipment. Photo- K.Pashuk The Perfect storm…..Since then, we have remained stuck. At first I thought, “That’s it, expedition is …

The Propeller

The Propellor All was going well, until about 10 days ago. Elated by finishing off the transect dives in Canal Martinez we turned Saoirse’s bow south to rendezvous with the next stage of the expedition. As I have previously mentioned, Canal Messier and Canal Baker have some extremely deep spots in them. The chart shows …