|Central coordinates||163o 3.00' West 36o 39.00' North|
|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 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.
Key Biodiversity 3 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 863-2014 individuals of Black-footed Albatross (VU) from Tern Island (in FFS) are present at the site during the Incubation (Nov-Feb) life-history stage. 542-2259 individuals of Laysan Albatross (NT) from Tern Island (in FFS) are present at the site during the Incubation (Nov-Feb) life-history stage.
|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|
|2013||high||not assessed||not assessed|
|Pollution||garbage & solid waste||happening now||whole area/population (>90%)||slow but significant deterioration||high|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Eastern Central 2 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2015
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