São Tomé e Príncipe Exclusive Economic Zone (ZEE)

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This sea area is located in the Tropical Atlantic Ocean and includes the internal waters, territorial waters and exclusive economic zone of São Tomé e Príncipe Archipelago. In this area occurs regularly at least 14 species of seabirds and have been identified 1 marine IBA. The main colony are in the Tinhosa Islets (6 species), which is the largest seabird colonies in the Gulf of Guinea.

Ornithological importance

In archipelago breeds regularly 6 seabird species, highlighting the Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata), Black Noddy (Anous minutus), Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus), and Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster).

Geographic information

0.901611°, 7.003141°


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Information in English
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  • Simon Valle, Nuno Barros, & Ross M. Wanless, Status and trends of the seabirds breeding at Tinhosa Grande Island, São Tomé e Príncipe, BirdLife International
  • Gilg O, Moe B, Hanssen SA, Schmidt NM, Sittler B, et al. (2013) Trans-Equatorial Migration Routes, Staging Sites and Wintering Areas of a High-Arctic, Avian Predator: The Long-tailed Skua (Stercorarius longicaudus).
  • Birdlife
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