The Chukchi Sea Nearshore IBA occupies 795,072 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Beaufort-Chukchi Coastal - Shelf ecoregion within the Chukchi Sea. The centroid of this IBA is 26.1 km from the nearest land.

Chukchi Sea Nearshore IBA is owned and managed as: bureau of land management blm, federal-other, and state-other, and has the following primary uses: hunting-other. It is exposed to the following threat types: boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution

The Chukchi Sea Nearshore is an IBA for the following species: Sabine's gull and Glaucous Gull. It contains an estimated 11,355 Sabine's gull (breeding) and 83,836 Glaucous Gull (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Chukchi Sea Nearshore is an IBA for the following species: Sabine's gull and Glaucous Gull. It contains an estimated 11,355 Sabine's gull (breeding) and 83,836 Glaucous Gull (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 34 non-breeding surveys and 398 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between July 02, 1975 and August 05, 2009.

Conservation Issues

The Chukchi Sea Nearshore IBA is threatened by: boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Chukchi Sea Nearshore IBA is owned and managed as: bureau of land management blm, federal-other, and state-other.

Habitat

The Chukchi Sea Nearshore IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Beaufort-Chukchi Coastal - Shelf ecoregion with the Chukchi Sea. The average water depth is -46.1 m and ranges from -264.9 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The Chukchi Sea Nearshore IBA is used for: hunting-other.

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