Sable Island is located approximately 300 km east-southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It's approximately 45 kilometers long and 1 kilometer wide and composed entirely of sand.
The Meteorological Service of Canada, a branch of Environmental Canada, maintains a continuous presence on the island. There are also seasonally occupied facilities belonging to Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and Coast Guard and these include a number of buildings, two lighthouses, two helicopters landing pads and a navigation beacon.
Island access and activities are administered by the Canadian Coast Guard on behalf of the Government of Canada pursuant to the Sable Island Regulations of the Canada Shipping Act.
Sable Island is renowned for its wild horses and shipwrecks. It is also an island with a fascinating geology and natural history.
Few people have the chance to visit Sable Island because of its protected status. Those who have set foot on the fine white sand find themselves subtly changed forever.
Socorro island is a small volcanic island in the Revillagigedo Islands, a Mexican possession lying some 600 kilometers off the country's western coast at 18°48'N, 110°59'W. The size is 16.5 by 11.5 km, with an area of 132 km².