Utashud island - Marine

Country/territory: Russia (Asian)

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 166,824 ha

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 1668 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 182 m and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 4.85 and 5.51 °C.

Key biodiversity
2 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Utashud island include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Tufted Puffin (LC) and Common Murre (LC).

The map polygon is provided courtesy of the Spatial Database on Important Bird Areas of Russia 2014 (© Russian Bird Conservation Union, © Transparent World).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Utashud island - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/04/2023.