|Central coordinates||37o 57.00' East 41o 57.00' South|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4ii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2012|
Site description This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within High Seas International Waters and the Indian Ocean, FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 276 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 3429 to 3984 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 11.38 and 11.84 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.38 and 0.41 mg/m3.
Key Biodiversity 2 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 23-26 individuals of Amsterdam Albatross (CR) from Ile Amsterdam are present at the site during the Non-breeding (Apr-Nov) life-history stage. 981-1570 individuals of Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (EN) from Prince Edward Island are present at the site during the Post-guard (Jan-Apr) life-history stage.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Amsterdam Albatross Diomedea amsterdamensis||non-breeding||-||23-26 individuals||-||A1, A4ii||Critically Endangered|
|Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche carteri||post-guard||2011||981-1,570 individuals||-||A1, A4ii||Endangered|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Indian Ocean, Western 3 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/02/2016
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