The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 178W61N IBA occupies 453,574 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 211.7 km from the nearest land.

It Bering Sea Shelf Edge 178W61N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 178W61N is an IBA for the following species: Crested Auklet, Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, and Red Phalarope. It contains an estimated 126,047 Crested Auklet (breeding), 144,174 Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (breeding), and 82,802 Red Phalarope (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Bering Sea Shelf Edge 178W61N is an IBA for the following species: Crested Auklet, Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, and Red Phalarope. It contains an estimated 126,047 Crested Auklet (breeding), 144,174 Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (breeding), and 82,802 Red Phalarope (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 92 non-breeding surveys and 241 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between June 01, 1982 and October 05, 2009.

Ownership

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 178W61N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other.

Habitat

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 178W61N 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 -155.9 m and ranges from -200.3 m to -122.3 m.

Land Use

The Bering Sea Shelf Edge 178W61N IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

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