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Coastal Area 10102 Adjacent waters of Cape Noshappu

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Wakkanai, Hokkaido Prefecture
Area (km2) 56

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by experts due to high levels of productivity and naturalness.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These waters are centered on Cape Noshappu. These highly productive waters include eel grass beds and seaweed beds in the sea extending in front of the port of Horai to the east of the cape and the sea extending in front of Fujimi to its west. These waters include spawning grounds of Japanese sand lance, rockfish, Pacific herring, Pacific cod, and others.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 7.1
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 1.3
Rate of natural coast (%) 9
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover)[Br/Ne]
Pandion haliaetus (Osprey)[Br/Ne]
Ammodytes personatus (Japanese sand lance)[Sp]
Sebastes schlegelii (Korean rockfish)[Sp]
Clupea pallasii (Pacific herring)[Sp]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[Sp]

* This is the species list of which meet the criteria. In that matter, this list does not include all species that inhabit the individual area.
Abbreviation in the information is as follows.
[Br/Ne] : Adjacent water of breeding area or nesting site
[Sp] : spawning area
[Ad] : species not used for analysis but add to the list because inhabit information was collected later
[Ex] : species used for analysis but considered to be possibly extinct in the EBSA region (area)
No mark : data of species distribution


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