(A description of the Patagonian part of Argentina will be found under Patagonia.) Rivers and Lakes.
Other small harbours on the lower Patagonian coast are not prominent, owing to lack of population.
This section is near the northern border of the arid Patagonian steppes.
Its greatest defect is the cold southerly and westerly storms, which cause great losses in cattle and sheep. The Patagonian coast-line and mountainous region are also healthy, having a dry and bracing climate.
On the Patagonian steppes there are comparatively few species of animals.