Country/territory: French Southern Territories
IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 229,817 ha
This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within the French Southern Territories Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Indian Ocean, FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 2298 km2 and is 176 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 1320 to 3433 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 1.82 and 1.96 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.18 and 0.24 mg/m3.
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 347-372 individuals of Wandering Albatross (VU) from Iles Kerguelen are present at the site during the Incubation (Dec-Mar) life-history stage.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Indian Ocean, Antarctic and Southern 22 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/03/2023.