Jasiira Ceebaad and Jasiira Sacaada Diin - Marine

Country/territory: Somalia

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 90,335 ha

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Somalia Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Indian Ocean, Western FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 903 km2 and is 22 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 143 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 1.45 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 28.48 and 29.37 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.6 and 2.68 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
2 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Jasiira Ceebaad and Jasiira Sacaada Diin include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of White-eyed Gull (NT) 600-600 individuals and Bridled Tern (LC) 150000-240000 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jasiira Ceebaad and Jasiira Sacaada Diin - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/01/2022.