The Mendocino Coast, CA IBA occupies 527,578 hectares of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Northern California ecoregion.

It is owned and managed as: federal-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other, military-other, and ports.

Mendocino Coast, CA is an IBA for the following species: Black-footed Albatross. It contains an estimated 107 Black-footed Albatross (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Mendocino Coast, CA is an IBA for the following species: Black-footed Albatross. It contains an estimated 107 Black-footed Albatross (breeding). These surveys were conducted between 1996 and 2006.

Ownership

The Mendocino Coast, CA IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other.

Habitat

The Mendocino Coast, CA IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Northern California ecoregion. Significant amounts of upwelling occurs in this IBA providing high plankton concentrations and rich feeding grounds for seabirds. Within the IBA a triple junction occurs where three tectonic plates intersect, a primary cause of the upwelling.

Land Use

The Mendocino Coast, CA IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other, military-other, and ports.

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