Saturday 23 January 2016

Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves

I really like postcards showing animals in their natural habitat, but I don't like that much if the place is not identified. When the place and the animal are both identified in the postcard, like in this one, then it's perfect!

Spinner Dolphins at Fernando de Noronha
This postcard was sent by Silvia

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. - in:

The spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) is a small dolphin found in off-shore tropical waters around the world. It is famous for its acrobatic displays in which it spins along its longitudinal axis as it leaps through the air. It is a member of the family Delphinidae of toothed whales. - in: wikipedia

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