The Namuncurá – Burdwood Bank II Marine Protected Area is located south and southwest of the Namuncurá – Burdwood Bank MPA, encompassing the slope that continues to the submarine plateau and a large sector of deep water beyond the slope. Its creation made it possible to incorporate into the protection of the plateau, the slope area identified as the area of greatest biodiversity of vulnerable benthic species of cold water corals and coral forests. The area is influenced by several ocean currents and its topography produces vertical movements of water masses constituting upwelling areas with nutrient upwelling generated by the circulation of currents surrounding the bank. The slope in the southern zone includes deep seabeds (4,000 m) and submarine canyons that contain high biodiversity with vulnerable, endemic and three-dimensional habitat-forming benthic species. It constitutes a representative sample of the Southern Slope region.