The Marmot Bay IBA occupies 65,523 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Southeastern Cook Inlet - Kodiak Upwelling ecoregion within the Gulf of Alaska. The centroid of this IBA is 0.0 km from the nearest land.

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

The Marmot Bay is an IBA for the following species: Black Scoter. It contains an estimated 5,362 Black Scoter (non-breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Marmot Bay is an IBA for the following species: Black Scoter. It contains an estimated 5,362 Black Scoter (non-breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 972 non-breeding surveys and 181 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between July 16, 1975 and March 22, 2008.

Conservation Issues

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

Ownership

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

Habitat

The Marmot Bay IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Southeastern Cook Inlet - Kodiak Upwelling ecoregion with the Gulf of Alaska. The average water depth is -39.6 m and ranges from -214.0 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The Marmot Bay IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other, refuge-wildlife management, birdwatching, ecotourism, and ports.

Stay abreast of Audubon

Our email newsletter shares the latest programs and initiatives.