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Location Antarctica
Central coordinates 70o 22.45' West  66o 7.41' South
IBA criteria A1
Area 211,576 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2012





Site description This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within the Antarctica Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Pacific, Antarctic FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 2116 km2 and is 124 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 267 to 2186 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 0.27 and 0.56 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.45 and 0.8 mg/m3.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma post-guard  2001  3,093-5,459 individuals  A1  Endangered 

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Antarctic 2 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/08/2014

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