An open, shallow bay with mainly sand and gravel sediments rich in benthic fauna, lying offshore from Vorpommern (Germany) and Poland. The IBA comprises only the German part of the bay.
The site is a wintering area for approximately 1.25 million seaducks, one of the largest concentrations in Europe.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pomeranian bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2019.