The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 174W59N IBA occupies 521,928 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 182.1 km from the nearest land.

It Bering Sea Shelf Edge 174W59N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 174W59N is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous Gull and Northern Fulmar. It contains an estimated 95,030 Glaucous Gull (non-breeding) and 507,818 Northern Fulmar (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Bering Sea Shelf Edge 174W59N is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous Gull and Northern Fulmar. It contains an estimated 95,030 Glaucous Gull (non-breeding) and 507,818 Northern Fulmar (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 85 non-breeding surveys and 320 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between May 09, 1976 and August 05, 2009.

Ownership

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 174W59N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other.

Habitat

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 174W59N 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 -131.6 m and ranges from -313.9 m to -109.0 m.

Land Use

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 174W59N IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

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