The Yakutat Bay IBA occupies 225,016 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 11.8 km from the nearest land.

It Yakutat Bay 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 Yakutat Bay IBA is an for the following species: Kittlitz's murrelet. It contains an estimated 2,026 Kittlitz's murrelet (breeding). The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Kittlitz's Murrelet.

Ornithological Summary

Yakutat Bay is an IBA for the following species: Kittlitz's murrelet. It contains an estimated 2,026 Kittlitz's murrelet (breeding). These estimates are based on the analysis of 50 non-breeding surveys and 38 breeding surveys. These surveys were conducted between March 08, 1975 and July 12, 2004. The following species are on the Audubon Alaska WatchList: Kittlitz's Murrelet.

Conservation Issues

The Yakutat Bay IBA is threatened by: aquaculture/fisheries, boats, habitat fragmentation, natural events-other, nutrient pollution, and water pollution.

Ownership

The Yakutat Bay IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other and state-other.

Habitat

The Yakutat Bay 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 -111.6 m and ranges from -339.3 m to 0.0 m.

Land Use

The Yakutat Bay IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other and birdwatching.

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