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recently named by brazil's national congress a natural monument, the archipelago of the islands cagarras (monumento natural do arquipélago das ilhas cagarras) has become one of the most important areas of preservation within rio de janeiro. the arquipélago, formed by seven islands, is only 5 kilometers (3 miles) away from the shores of ipanema and it is perfectly visible from the beach. the archipelago is constantly photographed from the shores, yet it remains an area mostly unknown to both residents and visitors alike. what is well known, however, is that not only are these islands rich in corals and important to many migratory seabirds, but they are often visited by dolphins and other cetaceans - as dolphins use these water to feed, rest, and even procreate.
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