The Gulf of Alaska Shelf Edge 163W54N IBA occupies 164,581 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 21.6 km from the nearest land.

It Gulf of Alaska Shelf Edge 163W54N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other. It is exposed to the following threat types: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, natural events-other, and water pollution

The Gulf of Alaska Shelf Edge 163W54N is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous-winged Gull. It contains an estimated 9,188 Glaucous-winged Gull (non-breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Gulf of Alaska Shelf Edge 163W54N is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous-winged Gull. It contains an estimated 9,188 Glaucous-winged Gull (non-breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 34 non-breeding surveys and 161 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between July 26, 1975 and September 01, 2007.

Conservation Issues

The Gulf of Alaska Shelf Edge 163W54N IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, natural events-other, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Gulf of Alaska Shelf Edge 163W54N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other.

Habitat

The Gulf of Alaska Shelf Edge 163W54N 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 -291.2 m and ranges from -1446.6 m to -12.8 m.

Land Use

The Gulf of Alaska Shelf Edge 163W54N IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

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