Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
Peaks of the Southern Atlantic submarine ridge form the
Fernando de Noronha Archipelago and Rocas Atoll off the coast of Brazil.
They represent a large proportion of the island surface of the South
Atlantic and their rich waters are extremely important for the breeding
and feeding of tuna, shark, turtle and marine mammals. The islands are
home to the largest concentration of tropical seabirds in the Western
Atlantic. Baia de Golfinhos has an exceptional population of resident
dolphin and at low tide the Rocas Atoll provides a spectacular seascape
of lagoons and tidal pools teeming with fish.