|Central coordinates||32o 48.00' West 49o 24.00' South|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4ii, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2012|
Site description This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within High Seas International Waters and the Atlantic, Southwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 3717 km2 and is 499 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 5003 to 5606 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 3.85 and 5.11 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.36 and 0.46 mg/m3.
Key Biodiversity 2 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 31205-62410 individuals of Grey-headed Albatross (VU) from South Georgia are present at the site during the Non-breeding (Oct-Jun) life-history stage. 13931-13931 individuals of Black-browed Albatross (EN) from South Georgia are present at the site during the Incubation (Sep-Dec) life-history stage.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma||non-breeding||1999||31,205-62,410 individuals||-||A1, A4ii||Endangered|
|Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris||incubation||1996||13,931 individuals||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|A4iii Species group - seabirds||non-breeding||-||31,205-62,410 individuals||-||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Atlantic, Southwest 37 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/11/2014
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