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The archipelago, Fernando de Noronha in the state of Pernambuco, has the largest concentration of regular spinner dolphins on the planet: 350 are sighted daily. To preserve the animals, a project that was created 25 years ago, thanks to the partnership of environmentalists and government agencies. This partnership helped establish a series of standards that reconcile tourism with conservation of aquatic mammals.

In addition to conducting research, the Spinner Dolphin Project monitors the movement of boats and orients tourists. There is a three-vessel limit in areas where the animals are because Fernando de Noronha is considered a refuge for the species. After feeding in the open ocean, the dolphins go to the Brazilian northeastern islands for protection from predators, like shark, to rest and play.

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