The St. George Island Marine IBA occupies 1,402,900 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Bering Sea Shelf Edge - Green Belt ecoregion within the Eastern Bering Sea. The centroid of this IBA is 37.3 km from the nearest land.

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

The St. George Island Marine IBA is an for the following species: Red-legged Kittiwake and Red-legged Kittiwake. It contains an estimated 7,348 Red-legged Kittiwake (non-breeding) and 48,675 Red-legged Kittiwake (breeding). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-legged Kittiwake.

Ornithological Summary

St. George Island Marine is an IBA for the following species: Red-legged Kittiwake and Red-legged Kittiwake. It contains an estimated 7,348 Red-legged Kittiwake (non-breeding) and 48,675 Red-legged Kittiwake (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 297 non-breeding surveys and 3691 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between July 31, 1975 and September 27, 2009. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Red-legged Kittiwake.

Conservation Issues

The St. George Island Marine IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, nutrient pollution, and water pollution.

Ownership

The St. George Island Marine IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other.

Habitat

The St. George Island Marine IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Bering Sea Shelf Edge - Green Belt ecoregion with the Eastern Bering Sea. The average water depth is -642.6 m and ranges from -2880.4 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The St. George Island Marine IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other and birdwatching.

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