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Protected Area for the Management of Habitats or Species

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This area develops from the south stone of the lava delta of Ferraria to Grota das Camarinhas.

It is characterized by sea-cliffs formed by basaltic lava flows, ignimbrites and trachytic, alternating with pyroclastic materials. On the contact area with the lava flow, the tufts acquire a reddish colour resulting from the "cooking" by the high temperatures of lavas. The base of the sea-cliff is surrounded by boulders resulting from the erosion of the sea-cliff and in front of which you can see two small isolated rocks forming small islets.

In rocky and pyroclastic substrate sea-cliffs develops predominantly the Festuca petraea (bracel-da-rocha) and several species of birds such as the Calonectris borealis and Puffinus lherminieri baroli use them for the construction of their nests.

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