|Central coordinates||31o 24.00' West 46o 12.00' 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 Atlantic, Northeast FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 4113 km2 and is 616 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 3191 to 4013 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.74 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 14.6 and 15.41 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.39 and 0.99 mg/m3.
Key Biodiversity 1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 33-39 individuals of Zino's Petrel (EN) from Madeira are present at the site during the Incubation (May-Aug) life-history stage.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira||incubation||2008||33-39 individuals||-||A1, A4ii||Endangered|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Atlantic, Northeast 2 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014
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