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Coastal Area 11401 Adjacent waters of Muroran

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Date, Muroran, Noboribetsu, Toyako, Toyoura, Hokkaido Prefecture
Area (km2) 169

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 1and 2, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These waters extend to the vicinity of Muroran and the mouth of the Nukkibetsu River, not including Muroran Bay. These coastal waters, which make up part of the enclosed waters of Volcano Bay (Uchiura Bay), are an important breeding ground for birds.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 3.7
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 31.5
Rate of natural coast (%) 47.9
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Haliaeetus pelagicus (Steller's Sea-eagle)
Clangula hyemalis (Long-tailed Duck)
Branta bernicla (Brent Goose)
Riparia riparia (Sand Martin)
Tadorna tadorna (Common Shelduck)
Plectrophenax nivalis (Snow Bunting)
Criteria 2
Sterna hirundo (Common Tern)
Sterna hirundo (Common Tern)[Br/Ne]
Apus pacificus (Pacific Swift)[Br/Ne]
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Phalacrocorax capillatus (Japanese Cormorant)
Phalacrocorax capillatus (Japanese Cormorant)[Br/Ne]
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Larus schistisagus (Slaty-backed Gull)
Larus schistisagus (Slaty-backed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Larus canus (Mew Gull )
Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover)[Br/Ne]
Riparia riparia (Sand Martin)[Br/Ne]
Larus hyperboreus (Glaucous Gull)
Charadrius alexandrinus (Kentish Plover)[Br/Ne]
Larus argentatus (European Herring Gull)
Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)[Br/Ne]
Phalacrocorax pelagicus (Pelagic Cormorant)
Phalacrocorax pelagicus (Pelagic Cormorant)[Br/Ne]
Pandion haliaetus (Osprey)[Br/Ne]
Rissa tridactyla (Black-legged Kittiwake)
Larus ridibundus (Black-headed Gull)
Larus glaucescens (Glaucous-winged Gull)
Hippoglossoides dubius (Flathead flounder)[Sp]
Sebastes schlegelii (Korean rockfish)[Sp]
Theragra chalcogramma (Alaska pollock)[Sp]
Hippoglossoides pinetorum (S?hachi)[Sp]
Clupea pallasii (Pacific herring)[Sp]
Pleuronectes yokohamae (Marbled flounder)[Sp]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[Sp]
Criteria 3
Podiceps cristatus (Great Crested Grebe)
Phalacrocorax pelagicus (Pelagic Cormorant)
Oncorhynchus nerka (Sockeye salmon)
Criteria 7
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Truncatella pfeifferi

* 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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