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Coastal Area 10201 Esashi coast

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Relevant municipalities Esashi, Hokkaido Prefecture
Area (km2) 10

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Selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These waters extend from the Kitamihorobetsu River in the Hokkaido town of Esashi to the Tokushibetsu River. Sandy shores in a highly natural state spread out in the vicinity of the Esashi coast, serving as breeding grounds for osprey and other birds. The coastal environment is home to expansive eel grass beds.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 0.1
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 1.5
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 7.9
Rate of natural coast (%) 81.9
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Salvelinus malma (Dolly varden)
Criteria 2
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]
Criteria 3
Salvelinus malma (Dolly varden)

* 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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