Important Bird Areas

Glacier Bay Outer Coast Marine

Alaska

The Glacier Bay Outer Coast Marine IBA occupies 257,458 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Northern Gulf of Alaska Shelf ecoregion within the Gulf of Alaska. The centroid of this IBA is 9.6 km from the nearest land.

It Glacier Bay Outer Coast Marine IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other and park. It is exposed to the following threat types: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution

The Glacier Bay Outer Coast Marine is an IBA for the following species: Kittlitz's murrelet and White-winged Scoter. It contains an estimated 1,282 Kittlitz's murrelet (breeding) and 6,265 White-winged Scoter (breeding). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Kittlitz's Murrelet.

Ornithological Summary

Glacier Bay Outer Coast Marine is an IBA for the following species: Kittlitz's murrelet and White-winged Scoter. It contains an estimated 1,282 Kittlitz's murrelet (breeding) and 6,265 White-winged Scoter (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 17 non-breeding surveys and 111 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between June 16, 1975 and July 14, 2004. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Kittlitz's Murrelet.

Conservation Issues

The Glacier Bay Outer Coast Marine IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Glacier Bay Outer Coast Marine IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other.

Habitat

The Glacier Bay Outer Coast Marine IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Northern Gulf of Alaska Shelf ecoregion with the Gulf of Alaska. The average water depth is -117.8 m and ranges from -207.0 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The Glacier Bay Outer Coast Marine IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other and park.