Pedra da Risca do Meio State Marine Park, Fortaleza, Brazil | CruiseBe
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Pedra da Risca do Meio State Marine Park

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Pedra da Risca do Meio State Marine Park ("Parque Estadual Marinho da Pedra da Risca do Meio" in Portuguese) is a marine protected area in the state of Ceará, Brazil.

The park was created by state law in September 1997, and was named after "Pedra da Risca do Meio", the popular name given by local artisanal fishermen to a reef formation inside the area of the park. It is located about 10 nautical miles from the shoreline of the city of Fortaleza, and covers an area of about 33 km².

The park has many underwater reef formations, with an average depth ranging from 16 to 36 meters, rich in marine life. Underwater fishing is forbidden inside the area of the park, however, contemplative scuba diving is permitted, and the park often receives professional and amateur divers. The average temperature of the water is about 27 °C during all the year.

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