The Santa Cruz Basin 120W34N IBA occupies 432,977 hectares of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Southern California Bight ecoregion.

It is owned and managed as: state-other, and has the following primary uses: military-other, tourism/recreation-other, and ports.

Santa Cruz Basin 120W34N is an IBA for the following species: Pink-footed Shearwater. It contains an estimated 444 Pink-footed Shearwater (breeding). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Pink-footed Shearwater.

Ornithological Summary

Santa Cruz Basin 120W34N is an IBA for the following species: Pink-footed Shearwater. It contains an estimated 444 Pink-footed Shearwater (breeding). These surveys were conducted between 1988 and 2006. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Pink-footed Shearwater.

Ownership

The Santa Cruz Basin 120W34N IBA is owned and managed as: state-other.

Habitat

The Santa Cruz Basin 120W34N IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Southern California Bight ecoregion. The area has a Mediterranean climate that is characterized by cool, wet winters and hot dry summers. This climate is slightly milder than the mainland counterpart due to the marine influence, which creates milder summers, increased humidity and more fog. Average temperatures range from 53-39º F in the winter and between 62-70º F in the summer months.

Land Use

The Santa Cruz Basin 120W34N IBA is used for: military-other, tourism/recreation-other, and ports.

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