Atol das Rocas and the archipelago of Ferando de Noronha, off the coast of Brazil
The atot das Rocas and the archipelago of Ferando de Noronha are all peaks of a submarine row of volcanoes. As with other volcano peaks that stick out of the ocean far from land, these places are full of sea life.
These islands and surrounding waters – amounting to 160 square miles are considered a world heritage marine conservation site which contain colonies of endangered turtles and dolphins, as well as a large number of fish and bird species. Sharks and tuna are also common in the area.
Rocas, whcih is 60 miles to the west of Noronha and is a ring atoll in the South Atlantic, and consists of an almost closed ring of coral