Santos is one of the oldest cities on the coast of São Paulo – Brazil (473 years old), with lots of history and picturesque places. In addition to the natural beauties, the city is known for its guard rails with rounded balusters, which are characteristic and present in many places on the seaside. Photo: Alice Kinjo Okumura
The seabob shrimp, Xiphopenaeus kroyeri, is a Penaeidae of great commercial importance with a wide geographic distribution. In shallower areas it is the most commonly captured penaeid shrimp in every state of São Paulo (Brazil). In the Region of Santos this species is intensely exploited, occupying the third commercial position on the coast of São Paulo, and the second in capture, shortly after the sardine fish (Sardinella brasiliensis). Photo: Hans Hillewaert.
Callinectes danae is an abundant blue crab in many Brazilian estuaries. This species occurs with high abundance in Santos (SP) where it is considered an expressive fishery resource. Artisanal fishermen at ‘Vila dos Pescadores’ capture this species (and other congeners) in the estuarine waters using ‘sirizeira’ traps. It is very common to see the fishermen selling their crabs on markets or on the roads to tourists. Photo: Bruno Ogata.
Santos is one of the most important port cities in the world, located in the Metropolitan Region of Baixada Santista, in Central Coast of the state of São Paulo, Brazil.