Atlantic, Southwest 46 - Marine


Country/territory: Argentina

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 163,819 ha

Protection status:

Aves Argentinas/AOP

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within the Argentina Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Atlantic, Southwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 1638 km2 and is 22 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 2574 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 5.95 and 7.39 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.32 and 2.94 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
2 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 1342-1342 individuals of Wandering Albatross (VU) from South Georgia are present at the site during the Sabbatical (Oct-May) life-history stage. 9900-33508 individuals of Black-browed Albatross (EN) from Islas Diego Ramirez are present at the site during the Brood-guard (Dec-Jan) life-history stage.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Atlantic, Southwest 46 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/01/2021.