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“Espada Preta” or Black Scabbard fish

The black scabbardfish, (Scientific name: Aphanopus carbo, Portuguese name: Peixe Espada Preto), is a deep-water predator that rarely meets any type of rod and line anglers, due to the immense depth in which it lives. An adult black scabbardfish generally lives in depths between 180 to 1,700 m (591 to 5,577 ft), but can make…
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Madeira Island’s GEOdiversity

Madeira ... an oceanic island that has evolved over six million years and with a current landscape that has been stamped by two enormous forces: volcanoes and erosion. Thanks to these forces the islands’ landscape is nowadays marked by a wide variety of unique geological elements that have great touristic potential. As you might already…
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Madeira Wine Festival – Festa do Vinho

The Madeira Wine Festival (Festa do Vinho) is one of Madeira's top tourist events that pays gratifying tribute to the precious nectar and its undeniable socioeconomic importance. This event will take place this year from August 27th to September 10th. During the harvest time, which takes place in late August and early September,the Madeira Wine…
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Essential mountain walking know-how

The first step to a successful and safe (non-group) walking experience in the mountains of Madeira Island is ... PLANNING The level of planning required depends on factors such as weather forecast, experience, the route, etc. Always plan for the best ... take with you the essentials, and know your limits. This applies not only…
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