|Central coordinates||63o 51.00' East 63o 37.53' South|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4ii, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2012|
Site description This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within the Antarctica Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Indian Ocean, FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 3364 km2 and is 198 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 3949 to 4170 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.7 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 0.21 and 0.71 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.14 and 0.2 mg/m3.
Key Biodiversity 1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 43875-125342 individuals of White-chinned Petrel (VU) from Iles Kerguelen are present at the site during the Breeding (Oct-May) life-history stage.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis||breeding||-||43,875-125,342 individuals||-||A1, A4ii||Vulnerable|
|A4iii Species group - seabirds||breeding||-||43,875-125,342 individuals||-||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Indian Ocean, Antarctic and Southern 45 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2015
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