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Coastal Area 10106 Lake Kutcharo coast

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Sarufutsu, Esashi, Hamatonbetsu, Hokkaido Prefecture
Area (km2) 35

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by MARXAN software. Also selected by experts due to its unique environment.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These waters extend from the coastal zone of Lake Kutcharo to the coast of the town of Esashi. It consists of the river mouth connecting Lake Kutcharo to the sea and the natural sandy shores and eel grass beds to the south. Lake Kutcharo's shore zone is a naturally dammed brackish lake with a highly biologically unique environment, and the coastal waters including the important mouth zone of this environment are a place of transit for migratory birds. In addition, Hucho perryi swim downstream to the sea in the rivers on the Sea of Okhotsk side of the Soya region.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 3.9
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 28.6
Rate of natural coast (%) 79
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Riparia riparia (Sand Martin)
Criteria 2
Phalacrocorax capillatus (Japanese Cormorant)
Phalacrocorax capillatus (Japanese Cormorant)[Br/Ne]
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Riparia riparia (Sand Martin)[Br/Ne]
Sebastes schlegelii (Korean rockfish)[Sp]
Clupea pallasii (Pacific herring)[Sp]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[Sp]
Criteria 7
<Vascular Plants>
Triglochin asiaticum

* 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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