|Central coordinates||78o 47.31' West 55o 48.98' South|
|Year of IBA assessment||2012|
Site description This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within High Seas International Waters and the Pacific, Southeast FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 3938 km2 and is 445 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 4388 to 4618 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 5.26 and 5.76 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.15 and 0.2 mg/m3.
Key Biodiversity 1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 3222-5156 individuals of Grey-headed Albatross (VU) from Islas Diego Ramirez are present at the site during the Incubation (Oct-Dec) life-history stage.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma||incubation||1997||3,222-5,156 individuals||-||A1||Endangered|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Southeast 27 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/12/2014
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