The Yaganes Marine Protected Area is located in the extreme southwest of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Argentina, adjacent to the Chilean EEZ. Together with the Namuncurá – Banco Burdwood I and II MPAs, they make up Argentina’s National System of Marine Protected Areas. The northern sector of the area is influenced by two productive fronts of high biodiversity, corresponding to the Cold Estuarial Front (Beagle Channel) and the Subantarctic Front. It has very varied and rich geomorphological characteristics. It includes a portion of the southern slope, submarine canyons and the only seamounts within the continental EEZ of Argentina, which have not been surveyed but are presumed to have a high biodiversity with the presence of endemic and vulnerable benthic species. It is the area of physical and biological connection between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, influenced by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and constitutes a representative sample of the Southern Slope and Drake Passage region.