Nuyts Archipelago - Marine

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 387,995 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife Australia

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Australia Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Indian Ocean, Eastern FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 3880 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 32 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 1.93 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 16.76 and 17.79 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.37 and 3.21 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Nuyts Archipelago include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Short-tailed Shearwater (LC) 2672220-2672220 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nuyts Archipelago - Marine. Downloaded from on 29/05/2020.