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Location High Seas
Central coordinates 85o 49.15' West  3o 14.43' South
IBA criteria A1, A4ii
Area 4,443,116 ha
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 44431 km2 and is 352 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 2714 to 4184 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 1.63 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 21.25 and 22.64 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.29 and 0.67 mg/m3.

Key Biodiversity 1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 3366-4987 individuals of Waved Albatross (CR) from Isla Espanola are present at the site during the Incubation (Apr-Aug) life-history stage.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Waved Albatross Phoebastria irrorata incubation  1995  3,366-4,987 individuals  A1, A4ii  Critically Endangered 

IBA Monitoring

2013 high not assessed not assessed

Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Pacific, Southeast 24 - Marine. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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