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Location Antarctica
Central coordinates 61o 33.00' West  62o 21.00' South
IBA criteria A4i
Area 98 ha
Altitude 0 - 250m
Year of IBA assessment 2011





Site description Bluff Island (also known as Murray Island) is located in the Gerlache Strait, 500 m from Danco Coast on the western Antarctic Peninsula. The IBA comprises of a ice-free area on a peninsula on the north side of Bluff Island.

Information on the environment at the site is not presently available.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Phalacrocorax atriceps breeding  1989  180 breeding pairs  A4i  Not Recognised 

Other biodiversity None known.

Protection status None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bluff Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2014

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