|Central coordinates||155o 3.00' West 34o 31.50' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4ii, A4iii|
|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 14265 km2 and is 1387 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 5633 to 5786 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.11 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 18.53 and 19.41 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.11 and 0.15 mg/m3.
Key Biodiversity 1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 171600-171600 individuals of Cook's Petrel (VU) from Little Barrier Island/Hauturu are present at the site during the Non-breeding (May-Aug) life-history stage.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Cook's Petrel Pterodroma cookii||non-breeding||2007||171,600 individuals||-||A1, A4ii||Vulnerable|
|A4iii Species group - seabirds||non-breeding||-||171,600 individuals||-||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Eastern Central 3 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/03/2015
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