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A DESERT ISLAND BUT A TREASURE PLENTY OF LIFE

The beaches of Palmo Tostão, Francisca, Achados are names assigned to long, pure white and fine sand beaches, framed by dunes of great beauty, bathed by crystal clear and pristine waters through which beautiful coral reefs can observed. Ghost crabs are special inhabitants of these waters and sands, a single species because they were able to, for generations and generations, determine the mimetic ability to disguise themselves in the environment and become so very difficult to detect.

A VARIETY OF FISH AND SEAFOOD
The ecosystem of the island of Santa Luzia has a high economic, ecological and aesthetic value, provided it is understood and respected. To get a sense of the delicacy of these territories it should be noted that in an area of thousand square kilometers around Santa Luzia is home to the most part of the process of enrichment of the food chain, not to mention the role that the islands play as regulators offishery resources.

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Whales, dolphins, sea turtles fulfill here the steps of their migration processes. Raso islet and the Cabo Verde Shearwater are endemic bird species of Santa Luzia. All these living beings are threatened, so it is easy to understand the decisive role played by these islands, where species of reptiles involve substantial scientific research activities.