|Central coordinates||17o 35.82' West 56o 9.26' South|
|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 Atlantic, Antarctic FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 133463 km2 and is 801 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 3414 to 5187 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 3.27 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 0.13 and 1.21 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.2 and 0.93 mg/m3.
Key Biodiversity 1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 31205-46807 individuals of Grey-headed Albatross (VU) from South Georgia are present at the site during the Non-breeding (Dec-Feb) life-history stage.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma||non-breeding||1999||31,205-46,807 individuals||-||A1, A4ii||Endangered|
|A4iii Species group - seabirds||non-breeding||-||31,205-46,807 individuals||-||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Atlantic, Antarctic 19 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/03/2015
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