Cargados Carajos

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Cargados Carajos Shoals (also known as the Saint Brandon Rocks) are a group of about 16 small islands and islets on an extended reef in the Indian Ocean northeast of Mauritius. The islands have a total land area of 1.3 km². The reef measures more than 50 km from north to south, and is 5 km wide, cut by three passes. The reef area is 190 km². The islands have a small transient population, mostly fishermen, 63 in number on census night (Census of 2000). They are rich in flora and fauna. The islands are classified as a dependency of Mauritius, which is more than 300 km south, and are administered from Port Louis. The islands are part of the Mascarene Islands.

Geography

In the past, Cargados Carajos was a large, volcanic island (part of the Mascarenes, caused by the Réunion hotspot). Over time however, the island eroded until it became submerged and a coral atoll was left behind.

The formation might be considered an atoll. Individual islets on the reef include, from north to south, with their respective locations:

  • Albatross Island
  • Îlot du Nord (North Island)
  • Île Raphael
  • Îlot Siren
  • Île Tortue
  • Pearl Islet (Île Perle)
  • Île du Sud
  • Avocare Island (Avoquer)
  • Mapare Islet
  • Frigate Islet (Île Frégate)
  • Îlote du Paul
  • Baleine Rocks
  • Île Veronge (Verronge)
  • Veronge Ilot
  • Palm Islet
  • Coco Island (île aux Cocos)
  • Grande Capitane......

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