Pacific, Western Central 3 - Marine

Year of compilation: 2012

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within the Indonesia Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Pacific, Western FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 24479 km2 and is 177 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 3115 to 4512 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 1.26 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 28.61 and 29.02 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.1 and 0.17 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 698276-1551724 individuals of Streaked Shearwater (LC) from Japan are present at the site during the Non-breeding (Nov-Feb) life-history stage.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Western Central 3 - Marine. Downloaded from on 29/07/2021.