Atlantic, Southeast 5 - Marine

Country/territory: High Seas

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 3,198,258 ha

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within High Seas International Waters and the Atlantic, Southeast FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 31983 km2 and is 1969 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 840 to 4928 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.48 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 13.57 and 15.77 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.24 and 0.35 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 510-729 individuals of Tristan Albatross (CR) from Gough Island are present at the site during the Incubation (Dec-Apr) life-history stage.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Atlantic, Southeast 5 - Marine. Downloaded from on 06/12/2021.