The Izembek Refuge Marine IBA occupies 117,476 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Eastern Bering Sea - Alaska Coastal ecoregion within the Eastern Bering Sea. The centroid of this IBA is 10.8 km from the nearest land.

It Izembek Refuge Marine IBA is owned and managed as: fws - national wildlife refuge, federal-other, and state-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other, refuge-wildlife management, and birdwatching. It is exposed to the following threat types: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, nutrient pollution, and water pollution

The Izembek Refuge Marine is an IBA for the following species: Black-legged Kittiwake. It contains an estimated 32,660 Black-legged Kittiwake (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Izembek Refuge Marine is an IBA for the following species: Black-legged Kittiwake. It contains an estimated 32,660 Black-legged Kittiwake (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 6 non-breeding surveys and 68 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between August 01, 1975 and June 16, 2009.

Conservation Issues

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

Ownership

The Izembek Refuge Marine IBA is owned and managed as: fws - national wildlife refuge, federal-other, and state-other.

Habitat

The Izembek Refuge Marine IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Eastern Bering Sea - Alaska Coastal ecoregion with the Eastern Bering Sea. The average water depth is -26.7 m and ranges from -51.2 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The Izembek Refuge Marine IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other, refuge-wildlife management, and birdwatching.

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