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Coastal Area 17301 Adjacent waters of Cape Obana

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Setana, Hokkaido Prefecture
Area (km2) 18

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 7, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Cape Obana on the Sea of Japan side of the Oshima Peninsula. Since the road through the area of these waters is a tunnel, there are no roads on the shore zone, so that its natural state is retained to a high degree (Sakurai, personal communication).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 1.2
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 10.6
Rate of natural coast (%) 63.1
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Maurolicus japonicus (North Pacific lightfish)[Sp]
Sebastes schlegelii (Korean rockfish)[Sp]
Pleurogrammus azonus (Okhotsk atka mackerel)[Sp]
Loligo bleekeri (Spear squid)

* 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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