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Location High Seas
Central coordinates 86o 1.24' West  56o 16.81' South
IBA criteria A1
Area 910,234 ha
Altitude
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 9102 km2 and is 881 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 5033 to 5517 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 3.7 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 4.94 and 5.46 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.14 and 0.19 mg/m3.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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 

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Southeast 32 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/09/2014

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