Important Bird Areas

Beaufort Sea Shelf Edge 152W71N

Alaska

The Beaufort Sea Shelf Edge 152W71N IBA occupies 264,454 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Beaufort-Chukchi Sea - Shelf Edge ecoregion within the Beaufort Sea - continental coast and shelf. The centroid of this IBA is 68.1 km from the nearest land.

It Beaufort Sea Shelf Edge 152W71N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other, and has the following primary uses: unknown.

The Beaufort Sea Shelf Edge 152W71N is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous Gull. It contains an estimated 21,671 Glaucous Gull (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Beaufort Sea Shelf Edge 152W71N is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous Gull. It contains an estimated 21,671 Glaucous Gull (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 0 non-breeding surveys and 81 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between July 02, 1975 and August 20, 2008.

Ownership

The Beaufort Sea Shelf Edge 152W71N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other.

Habitat

The Beaufort Sea Shelf Edge 152W71N IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Beaufort-Chukchi Sea - Shelf Edge ecoregion with the Beaufort Sea - continental coast and shelf. The average water depth is -532.3 m and ranges from -2065.9 m to -18.6 m.

Land Use

The Beaufort Sea Shelf Edge 152W71N IBA is used for: unknown.