The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 173W58N IBA occupies 213,009 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Eastern Bering Sea - Outer Domain ecoregion within the Eastern Bering Sea. The centroid of this IBA is 167.3 km from the nearest land.

It Bering Sea Shelf Edge 173W58N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 173W58N is an IBA for the following species: Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel. It contains an estimated 103,853 Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Bering Sea Shelf Edge 173W58N is an IBA for the following species: Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel. It contains an estimated 103,853 Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 18 non-breeding surveys and 105 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between May 27, 1976 and September 24, 2009.

Ownership

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 173W58N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other.

Habitat

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 173W58N IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Eastern Bering Sea - Outer Domain ecoregion with the Eastern Bering Sea. The average water depth is -114.5 m and ranges from -133.6 m to -106.0 m.

Land Use

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 173W58N IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

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