Fernando de Noronha Archipelago

Raphael Dias

Fernando de Noronha Archipelago

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  • Area: 
    10,929.2 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    03°51'S 32°24'W
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Fernando de Noronha Archipelago is an oceanic archipelago in the north-east of Brazil with an area of 10,927 ha, which has been for millennia a refuge for many endemic species because of its isolated location. Of the 28 coral species occurring in Brazil, ten are found in all phases of their lives here. There are also great concentrations of spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) and pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata), and an area where humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) reproduce and rear their calves.The Site is also listed as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage property.

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  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • National Marine Park - Fernando de Noronha
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