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Coastal Area 16905 Awashima Island

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Relevant municipalities Awashimaura, Niigata Prefecture
Area (km2) 74

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Awashima Island off the northern Niigata Prefecture coast. As at Sadogashima Island, off Awashima Island, there are communities of Sargassum araii (Sargassum araii is distributed only at Sadogashima Island, Awa Island, and Tobishima Island) (Ministry of the Environment, 2001). It also is a breeding ground for streaked shearwater and Japanese cormorant (and a natural monument).

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) 22.6
Rate of natural coast (%) 89.9
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
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]
Calonectris leucomelas (Streaked Shearwater)
Calonectris leucomelas (Streaked Shearwater)[Br/Ne]
Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover)[Br/Ne]
Hippoglossoides dubius (Flathead flounder)[Sp]
Paralichthys olivaceus (Bastard halibut)[Sp]
Pagrus major (Red seabream)[Sp]
Criteria 4
Calonectris leucomelas (Streaked Shearwater)
Criteria 8
<Natural Monuments>
粟島のCalonectris leucomelas (Streaked Shearwater)およびPhalacrocorax capillatus (Japanese Cormorant)繁殖地

* 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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