The site is located on the Southern Moroccan shelf-break (50 m-1000 m deep) of the highly productive waters of the Canary current.
The site is known to be intensively used for foraging by several species, including local breeders (e.g. Cory’s shearwaters from Canaries during the breeding period and from Selvagens during post-breeding period) and several migrants from northern and southern hemispheres (e.g. Northern Gannets, Pomarine Jaeger, European Storm-Petrels, Terns and Red Phalaropes).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Canary current shelf-break North. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/07/2021.