The Kamishak Bay IBA occupies 173,065 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Western Cook Inlet - Shelikof Strait ecoregion within the Gulf of Alaska. The centroid of this IBA is 13.4 km from the nearest land.

It Kamishak Bay 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 Kamishak Bay is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous-winged Gull. It contains an estimated 9,460 Glaucous-winged Gull (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Kamishak Bay is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous-winged Gull. It contains an estimated 9,460 Glaucous-winged Gull (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 4 non-breeding surveys and 53 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between April 09, 1976 and July 22, 1996.

Conservation Issues

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

Ownership

The Kamishak Bay IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other.

Habitat

The Kamishak Bay IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Western Cook Inlet - Shelikof Strait ecoregion with the Gulf of Alaska. The average water depth is -14.7 m and ranges from -70.6 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The Kamishak Bay IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

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