Comodoro Rivadavia - Marine

Country/territory: Argentina

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 49,979 ha

Aves Argentinas/AOP

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Argentina Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Atlantic, Southwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 500 km2 and is 22 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 66 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 10.75 and 10.91 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 1.53 and 3.34 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
2 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Comodoro Rivadavia include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Kelp Gull (LC) 2500-9999 individuals and Red-legged Cormorant (NT) 13-43 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Comodoro Rivadavia - Marine. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.