The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 168W56N IBA occupies 440,838 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 130.2 km from the nearest land.

It Bering Sea Shelf Edge 168W56N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 168W56N is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous-winged Gull. It contains an estimated 43,481 Glaucous-winged Gull (non-breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Bering Sea Shelf Edge 168W56N is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous-winged Gull. It contains an estimated 43,481 Glaucous-winged Gull (non-breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 65 non-breeding surveys and 493 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between August 01, 1975 and October 08, 2009.

Ownership

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 168W56N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other.

Habitat

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 168W56N 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 -251.9 m and ranges from -1850.7 m to -96.2 m.

Land Use

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 168W56N IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

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