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.

See our news and blog pages to keep updated about our current projects!


December 10, 2018


At least one baleen whale is here in the area! This behemoth passed right next to Saoirse as she was heading into Estero Slight.

Please see Will’s blogpost for an exciting news update.


December 1, 2018

Saoirse is back in the Golfo Tres Montes!

Please check out the blogs for more news and photos.




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.


Whales, Orcas and Life on Saoirse and in the Golfo Tres Montes

Blogpost by Will Darwin We’re having a very exciting time out here! On one of our first days at sea we saw a Blue whale, the biggest animal in the world. It was incredible. Since then we’ve seen Dusky dolphins, sea lions and two separate Killer whale packs! We’ve got some great hydrophone recordings thanks …

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 …