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Cape Point to Cape Agulhas

Cape Point to Cape Agulhas is a proposed coastal EBSA at the junction of the Benguela and Agulhas currents, thus Indian and Atlantic Oceans. It comprises 32 different habitats and includes key islands, two major bays (False Bay and Walker Bay), and several threatened coastal, inshore and inner shelf ecosystem types. This EBSA contains important breeding and/or foraging grounds for a myriad of top predators, including sharks, whales, and seabirds, some of which are threatened, such as the Endangered African penguin. It is also one of a few locations where surf diatom accumulations occur in South Africa, that in turn fuel sandy shores with heightened productivity.

Select the icon in the top right corner of the map to view the EBSA delineation in full-screen mode.

 

 

EBSA criteria met at a high (red), medium (orange) or low (yellow) rank. 

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Download the proposed EBSA description:

icon Cape Point to Cape Agulhas 2018 (518.11 kB)

 

Download the proposed EBSA boundary:

icon Cape Point to Cape Agulhas KMZ 2018 (268.23 kB) 

 

Download a map of the proposed EBSA:

icon Cape Point to Cape Agulhas 2018 (132.77 kB)