The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 166W55N IBA occupies 1,216,436 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Bering Sea Shelf Edge - Green Belt ecoregion within the Eastern Bering Sea. The centroid of this IBA is 77.6 km from the nearest land.

It Bering Sea Shelf Edge 166W55N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other. It is exposed to the following threat types: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, natural events-other, and water pollution

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 166W55N is an IBA for the following species: Northern Fulmar and Glaucous-winged Gull. It contains an estimated 353,686 Northern Fulmar (non-breeding) and 107,904 Glaucous-winged Gull (non-breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Bering Sea Shelf Edge 166W55N is an IBA for the following species: Northern Fulmar and Glaucous-winged Gull. It contains an estimated 353,686 Northern Fulmar (non-breeding) and 107,904 Glaucous-winged Gull (non-breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 516 non-breeding surveys and 1931 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between July 17, 1975 and September 28, 2009.

Conservation Issues

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 166W55N IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, natural events-other, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 166W55N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other.

Habitat

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 166W55N IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Bering Sea Shelf Edge - Green Belt ecoregion with the Eastern Bering Sea. The average water depth is -194.6 m and ranges from -875.8 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 166W55N IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

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