The St. Matthew Island Marine IBA occupies 125,666 acres of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Eastern Bering Sea - Middle Domain ecoregion within the Eastern Bering Sea. The centroid of this IBA is 7.6 km from the nearest land.

It St. Matthew Island Marine IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

The St. Matthew Island Marine IBA is an for the following species: Pelagic Cormorant. It contains an estimated 1,955 Pelagic Cormorant (breeding).

Ornithological Summary

St. Matthew Island Marine is an IBA for the following species: Pelagic Cormorant. It contains an estimated 1,955 Pelagic Cormorant (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 6 non-breeding surveys and 143 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between July 26, 1976 and March 29, 2009.

Ownership

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

Habitat

The St. Matthew Island Marine IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Eastern Bering Sea - Middle Domain ecoregion with the Eastern Bering Sea. The average water depth is -39.7 m and ranges from -63.8 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The St. Matthew Island Marine IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other.

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