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Location High Seas
Central coordinates 136o 48.15' East  55o 20.90' South
IBA criteria A4iii
Area 2,330,613 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 Indian Ocean, FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 23306 km2 and is 557 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 3354 to 4181 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 3.63 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 2.29 and 3.88 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.14 and 0.17 mg/m3.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  19,286-27,000 individuals  A4iii   

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Indian Ocean, Antarctic and Southern 52 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2014

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