The Chirikof Island Marine IBA occupies 171,264 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Alaska Peninsula Coastal and Shelf ecoregion within the Gulf of Alaska. The centroid of this IBA is 11.0 km from the nearest land.

It Chirikof Island Marine IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other. It is exposed to the following threat types: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution

The Chirikof Island Marine is an IBA for the following species: Horned Puffin. It contains an estimated 13,713 Horned Puffin (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Chirikof Island Marine is an IBA for the following species: Horned Puffin. It contains an estimated 13,713 Horned Puffin (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 30 non-breeding surveys and 48 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between May 27, 1975 and September 13, 2009.

Conservation Issues

The Chirikof Island Marine IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Chirikof Island Marine IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other.

Habitat

The Chirikof Island Marine IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Alaska Peninsula Coastal and Shelf ecoregion with the Gulf of Alaska. The average water depth is -54.2 m and ranges from -180.1 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The Chirikof Island Marine IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

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