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Heceta Bank

This IBA includes Heceta Bank, Perpetua Bank, Stonewall Bank, and surrounding waters. Heceta Bank is an underwater seamount where upwellings bring food to the surface for a diversity of seabirds.

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This IBA includes Heceta Bank, Perpetua Bank, Stonewall Bank, and surrounding waters. Heceta Bank is an underwater seamount where upwellings bring food to the surface for a diversity of seabirds.

Location: Approximately 15-30 miles off the central Oregon coast, in Lincoln and Lane counties.

Description: This IBA includes Heceta Bank, Perpetua Bank, Stonewall Bank, and surrounding waters. Heceta Bank is an underwater seamount approximately 10 miles wide (east-west) and 15 miles long (north-south) at a depth of about 30-60 fathoms. Perpetua Bank and Stonewall Bank are less dramatic features of the same large ridge extending southwest from Newport. Upwelling caused by the interaction of sea currents and seafloor topography, as well as the activity of fishing boats, are suspected to be responsible for bringing food to the surface and drawing the diversity of seabirds found here.

Ornithological Highlights: Large numbers of many seabirds can be found in this area. Highlights (primarily from chartered pelagic trips) include Short-tailed Albatross, Black-footed Albatross, Pink-footed Shearwater, Northern Fulmar, and Cassin's Auklet.

For more information on Heceta Bank, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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Location: Approximately 15-30 miles off the central Oregon coast, in Lincoln and Lane counties.

Description: This IBA includes Heceta Bank, Perpetua Bank, Stonewall Bank, and surrounding waters. Heceta Bank is an underwater seamount approximately 10 miles wide (east-west) and 15 miles long (north-south) at a depth of about 30-60 fathoms. Perpetua Bank and Stonewall Bank are less dramatic features of the same large ridge extending southwest from Newport. Upwelling caused by the interaction of sea currents and seafloor topography, as well as the activity of fishing boats, are suspected to be responsible for bringing food to the surface and drawing the diversity of seabirds found here.

Ornithological Highlights: Large numbers of many seabirds can be found in this area. Highlights (primarily from chartered pelagic trips) include Short-tailed Albatross, Black-footed Albatross, Pink-footed Shearwater, Northern Fulmar, and Cassin's Auklet.

For more information on Heceta Bank, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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