This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Brazil Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Atlantic, Southwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 683 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 10 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 23.08 and 23.32 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 1.94 and 5.21 mg/m3.
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Ilhas Comprida e Cananéia include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Sandwich Tern (LC) 1950-2850 individuals.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ilhas Comprida e Cananéia - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/07/2020.