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Coastal Area 20401 Adjacent waters of Mukojima, Nakodojima, and Kitanojima islands

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Ogasawara, Tokyo
Area (km2) 102

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

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

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Mukojima, Nakodojima, and Kitanoshima islands, members of the Mukojima Archipelago located to the north of the Ogasawara Islands. All of these waters are uninhabited. Mukojima Island is habitat for black-footed albatross and Laysan albatross. Since 2006 attempts have been made to breed albatross on Mukojima Island in order to secure a breeding ground for albatross other than Torishima Island. Black-footed albatross and other sea birds nest on Nakodojima Island as well. The land areas in these waters have been listed as a World Natural Heritage Site.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2)
Coral reef coverage (km2) 0.4
Natural coast (km) 31.1
Rate of natural coast (%) 100
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Panulirus brunneiflagellum
Palaemon ogasawaraensis
Eriocheir ogasawaraensis
Pagurus insulae
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Stenomelania boninensis
Criteria 2
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback whale)
Chelonia mydas mydas (Green Turtle)
Criteria 3
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Stenomelania boninensis
Criteria 7
Chelonia mydas mydas (Green Turtle)

* 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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