|Central coordinates||62o 59.92' West 62o 15.64' South|
|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 Atlantic, Antarctic FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 2751 km2 and is 112 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 400 to 4700 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.83 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 0.24 and 0.5 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.18 and 0.47 mg/m3.
Key Biodiversity 1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 3093-4419 individuals of Grey-headed Albatross (VU) from Islas Diego Ramirez are present at the site during the Brood-guard (Dec-Jan) life-history stage.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma||brood-guard||2000||3,093-4,419 individuals||-||A1||Endangered|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Atlantic, Antarctic 14 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014
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