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Brazil Declares Whale Sanctuary Along Entire Coast

Article: Brazil Declares Whale Sanctuary Along Entire Coast

BRASILIA, Brazil, December 18, 2008 (ENS) – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva today signed a federal decree establishing the Brazilian Whale and Dolphin Sanctuary, reinforcing protection for all cetacean species in Brazilian jurisdictional waters. Brazilian waters stretch along the nation’s 8,000 kilometer (5,000 mile) long coastline on the east and northeast coast of…

Scientists in Brazil Find New Reefs Rich with Marine Life

Article: Scientists in Brazil Find New Reefs Rich with Marine Life

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 9, 2008 (ENS) – Off the Brazilian coast, where the narrow continental shelf widens far out into the Atlantic Ocean, marine scientists have discovered reefs that they believe double the size of Brazil’s largest and richest reef system, the Abrolhos Bank. The newly discovered area is far more abundant in marine…