The Bering Sea Shelf 163W56N IBA occupies 211,602 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Eastern Bering Sea - Middle Domain ecoregion within the Eastern Bering Sea. The centroid of this IBA is 57.4 km from the nearest land.

It Bering Sea Shelf 163W56N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

The Bering Sea Shelf 163W56N is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous-winged Gull. It contains an estimated 12,740 Glaucous-winged Gull (non-breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Bering Sea Shelf 163W56N is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous-winged Gull. It contains an estimated 12,740 Glaucous-winged Gull (non-breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 19 non-breeding surveys and 159 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between July 19, 1975 and September 05, 2009.

Ownership

The Bering Sea Shelf 163W56N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other.

Habitat

The Bering Sea Shelf 163W56N IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Eastern Bering Sea - Middle Domain ecoregion with the Eastern Bering Sea. The average water depth is -80.1 m and ranges from -89.2 m to -70.8 m.

Land Use

The Bering Sea Shelf 163W56N IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

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