The Gulf of Alaska Shelf Edge 148W59N IBA occupies 130,900 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Northern Gulf of Alaska Slope ecoregion within the Gulf of Alaska. The centroid of this IBA is 120.7 km from the nearest land.

It Gulf of Alaska Shelf Edge 148W59N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

The Gulf of Alaska Shelf Edge 148W59N is an IBA for the following species: Black-footed Albatross. It contains an estimated 1,381 Black-footed Albatross (breeding). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Black-footed Albatross.

Ornithological Summary

Gulf of Alaska Shelf Edge 148W59N is an IBA for the following species: Black-footed Albatross. It contains an estimated 1,381 Black-footed Albatross (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 32 non-breeding surveys and 115 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between September 11, 1975 and September 18, 2009. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Black-footed Albatross.

Ownership

The Gulf of Alaska Shelf Edge 148W59N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other.

Habitat

The Gulf of Alaska Shelf Edge 148W59N IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Northern Gulf of Alaska Slope ecoregion with the Gulf of Alaska. The average water depth is -571.9 m and ranges from -1928.0 m to -115.3 m.

Land Use

The Gulf of Alaska Shelf Edge 148W59N IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

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