|Central coordinates||30o 21.00' West 45o 24.00' 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 9415 km2 and is 532 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 2435 to 3359 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.69 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 15.48 and 16.06 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.29 and 0.4 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 3 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2014
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