The San Mateo Coast, CA IBA occupies 149,887 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, oil extraction, and ports.

San Mateo Coast, CA is an IBA for the following species: Black-footed Albatross. It contains an estimated 111 Black-footed Albatross (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

San Mateo Coast, CA is an IBA for the following species: Black-footed Albatross. It contains an estimated 111 Black-footed Albatross (breeding). These surveys were conducted between 1996 and 2006.

Conservation Issues

In prior years, San Mateo Coast was subject to heavy seabird mortality due to extensive gill net fishing. In recent years, gill net fishing has been outlawed allowing the populations to begin to recover.

Ownership

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

Habitat

The San Mateo Coast, CA IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Northern California ecoregion.

Land Use

The San Mateo Coast, CA IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other, oil extraction, and ports.

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