Saint Helena – South Atlantic – long version

Saint Helena is an isolated island surrounded by the rich waters of the South Atlantic. Its mainly known as the last exil of Napoleon Bonaparte. Saint Helenas marine environment supports a diverse aray of marine life. Nearly 780 marine species have so far been recorded from St. Helena, at least 50 are endemic. Its also known as whaleshark hotspot. Saint Helena is an old, over 14 million years, volcanic island, rising to 820m (Dianas Peak), above sea level. It has an area of 120 km² and is 930km east of the Mid Atlantic ridge. Above the water line you can find step cliffs, surreal red and darkgrey desert landscapes, highlands covered with flax and fern trees and fortresses built into the cliffs should protect against freeing Napoleon.

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