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Coastal Area 11601 Northern Sanriku coast

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Kuji, Hirono, Iwate Prefecture; Hashikami, Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture
Area (km2) 127

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

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

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of the Tanesashi Coast. Not only is the Tanesashi Coast important as a black-tailed gull breeding ground from Kabushima black-tailed gull breeding ground (natural monument) south to the Port of Kuji. It also retains high levels of diversity of species, productivity, and natural conditions (Sakurai, personal communication).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 8.6
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 69.1
Rate of natural coast (%) 65.9
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Ocynectes modestus
Criteria 2
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]
Sebastes schlegelii (Korean rockfish)[Sp]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[Sp]
Criteria 3
Cottus hangiongensis
Leucopsarion petersii (Ice goby )
Cicindela laetescripta
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Littorina brevicula
Criteria 7
<Vascular Plants>
Carex rugulosa
Triglochin maritimum
Criteria 8
<Natural Monuments>
Nesting site of Black-tailed Gull (Larus crassirostris) of Kabu-shima <kabu-shima umuneko hansyokuchi (in Japanese)>

* 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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