Pacific, Southeast 9 - Marine

Country/territory: Chile

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 786,554 ha

Protection status:

Comité Nacional Pro Defensa de la Flora y Fauna

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within the Chile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Pacific, Southeast FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 7866 km2 and is 148 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 3301 to 4131 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 3.36 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 4.09 and 5.15 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.17 and 0.26 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
3 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 1342-3067 individuals of Wandering Albatross (VU) from South Georgia are present at the site during the Sabbatical (Oct-May) life-history stage. 3093-28205 individuals of Grey-headed Albatross (VU) from Islas Diego Ramirez are present at the site during the Brood-guard (Dec-Jan) and Post-guard (Feb-May) life-history stages.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Southeast 9 - Marine. Downloaded from on 25/01/2021.