Karaginskiy Bay - marine

Country/territory: Russia (Asian)

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4ii (2012)
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Area: 1,866,383 ha

Protection status:

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Russia (Asian) Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Pacific, Northwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 18664 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 3468 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.58 m/s and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 5.29 and 8.19 °C.

Key biodiversity
4 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colonies; Karaginskiy island, Verkhoturova island include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Crested Auklet (LC) , Parakeet Auklet (LC) and Black-legged Kittiwake (LC).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karaginskiy Bay - marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/08/2020.