The Morzhovoi Bay IBA occupies 160,861 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Alaska Peninsula Coastal and Shelf ecoregion within the Gulf of Alaska. The centroid of this IBA is 5.9 km from the nearest land.

It Morzhovoi Bay IBA is owned and managed as: 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, and water pollution

The Morzhovoi Bay is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous-winged Gull and Horned Puffin. It contains an estimated 6,100 Glaucous-winged Gull (breeding) and 20,634 Horned Puffin (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Morzhovoi Bay is an IBA for the following species: Glaucous-winged Gull and Horned Puffin. It contains an estimated 6,100 Glaucous-winged Gull (breeding) and 20,634 Horned Puffin (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 10 non-breeding surveys and 82 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between July 27, 1975 and June 13, 2009.

Conservation Issues

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

Ownership

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

Habitat

The Morzhovoi Bay IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Alaska Peninsula Coastal and Shelf ecoregion with the Gulf of Alaska. The average water depth is -47.9 m and ranges from -133.4 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

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

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