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Location High Seas
Central coordinates 163o 3.00' West  36o 39.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4ii
Area 2,103,448 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, Eastern FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 21034 km2 and is 1515 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 5483 to 6003 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.34 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 16.49 and 18.01 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.18 and 0.25 mg/m3.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes incubation  2002  863-2,014 individuals  A1, A4ii  Near Threatened 
Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes incubation  2002  863 individuals  A1  Near Threatened 

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Eastern Central 2 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2014

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