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Location High Seas
Central coordinates 158o 59.51' East  41o 18.01' South
IBA criteria A1, A4ii
Area 2,209,062 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, Southwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 22091 km2 and is 758 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 4669 to 5051 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.55 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 14.46 and 15.77 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.28 and 0.39 mg/m3.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans juvenile (non-breeding)  173-434 individuals  A1, A4ii  Vulnerable 
Antipodean Albatross Diomedea antipodensis incubation  1994  1,053 individuals  A1, A4ii  Vulnerable 

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Southwest 13 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2014

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