The Southwestern Kenai Peninsula Marine IBA occupies 123,732 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Northern Gulf of Alaska Shelf ecoregion within the Gulf of Alaska. The centroid of this IBA is 2.0 km from the nearest land.

It Southwestern Kenai Peninsula Marine IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other. It is exposed to the following threat types: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution

The Southwestern Kenai Peninsula Marine is an IBA for the following species: Pigeon Guillemot. It contains an estimated 9,656 Pigeon Guillemot (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

Southwestern Kenai Peninsula Marine is an IBA for the following species: Pigeon Guillemot. It contains an estimated 9,656 Pigeon Guillemot (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 1 non-breeding surveys and 106 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between March 06, 1975 and September 20, 2009.

Conservation Issues

The Southwestern Kenai Peninsula Marine IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Southwestern Kenai Peninsula Marine IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other.

Habitat

The Southwestern Kenai Peninsula Marine IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Northern Gulf of Alaska Shelf ecoregion with the Gulf of Alaska. The average water depth is -80.1 m and ranges from -294.2 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The Southwestern Kenai Peninsula Marine IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

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