The Lower Cook Inlet 153W59N IBA occupies 154,831 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 30.3 km from the nearest land.

It Lower Cook Inlet 153W59N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other and birdwatching. It is exposed to the following threat types: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, natural events-other, and water pollution

The Lower Cook Inlet 153W59N is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous-winged Gull. It contains an estimated 9,445 Glaucous-winged Gull (non-breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Lower Cook Inlet 153W59N is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous-winged Gull. It contains an estimated 9,445 Glaucous-winged Gull (non-breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 43 non-breeding surveys and 60 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between June 26, 1975 and July 23, 1996.

Conservation Issues

The Lower Cook Inlet 153W59N IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, natural events-other, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Lower Cook Inlet 153W59N IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other.

Habitat

The Lower Cook Inlet 153W59N 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 -58.1 m and ranges from -104.9 m to -34.9 m.

Land Use

The Lower Cook Inlet 153W59N IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other and birdwatching.

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