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Coastal Area 11504 Adjacent waters of Cape Shiriya

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Relevant municipalities Higashidori, Aomori Prefecture
Area (km2) 61

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These are the waters in the vicinity of Cape Shiriya. The area of Cape Shiriya is an important spectacled guillemot breeding ground. This area is home to a highly productive kombu kelp forest, which is well preserved on behalf of the fish that feed off of kombu kelp. The coast on the southern side of these waters consists of the massive Sarugamori Sand Dunes, extending approximately 7.5 km from Shitsukari to Odanosawa, interspersed with numerous coastal lagoons. The coastal lagoons and their vicinity are a treasure trove of marsh plants and seashore insects (Laccophilus kobensis, Rhantus erraticus, Graphoderus adamsii, the predaceous diving beetle, Ditiscus marginalis czerskii, and others). Various seaside insects (Nabis ferus, Cicindela laetescripta, Ceropales shizukoae, Bembix niponica, and Colletes yasumatsui) have been confirmed to live in the sand dunes as well.

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Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 4.7
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 28.2
Rate of natural coast (%) 89.1
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Calonectris leucomelas (Streaked Shearwater)
Calonectris leucomelas (Streaked Shearwater)[Br/Ne]
Pandion haliaetus (Osprey)[Br/Ne]
Ammodytes personatus (Japanese sand lance)[Sp]
Sebastes schlegelii (Korean rockfish)[Sp]
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Criteria 3
Cepphus carbo (Spectacled Guillemot)
Phalacrocorax pelagicus (Pelagic Cormorant)
Criteria 4
Calonectris leucomelas (Streaked Shearwater)

* 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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