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 Arctic Sea FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 3450 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 36 m and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 0.53 and 1.86 °C.
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Preobrazheniya island include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Black-legged Kittiwake (LC).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Preobrazheniya island - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/08/2020.