Marine sites

Sites which are predominantly "marine" - defined as the marine (M) area being greater than the terrestrial (T) area of the site.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Archipiélago de Revillagigedo
Belize Barrier Reef Total inscribed area 96000h. The only "terrestrial areas" are reefs since island areas along the reef have been excluded.
Brazilian Atlantic Islands a terrestrial area of 1,190ha and a marine area of 9,580ha
Cocos Island 977 sq kms M, 24 sq kms T
Cordouan Lighthouse
French Austral Lands and Seas 66,530,100 ha M, 766,900 ha T
Galapagos Islands 133000 sq kms M (after extension in 2001), 76651 sq kms T
Gough and Inaccessible Islands 390000h M (after extension in 2004), 7900h T
Great Barrier Reef Total inscribed area of almost 35million h. Exact ratio of terrestrial - marine not stated but must be significantly scewed towards "marine".
High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago "Note that about 71% of the property is sea" - Retrospective Statement of OUV
Lagoons of New Caledonia
Ningaloo Coast total nominated area of 708,350 hectares contains interconnected marine (71%) and terrestrial (29%) values and features (AB ev)
Phoenix Islands
Rock Islands UNESCO map states "Percentage Marine 95% Land 5%"
St. Kilda The archipelago was originally inscribed with a land area of 854.6 ha. The 2004 extension to cover Cultural Criteria and an extra Natural criterion added a marine area of 23,346.8 ha. giving a total marine area of c 96%
Tubbataha Reefs Total area 33200h. There are only 2 "islets" at .3h and 800 sq m - the rest is reef and sea
Vega√łyan 6881 ha of land within a total area of 107294 ha.
Wadden Sea
Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino 370000h. All (almost?) of this area is marine. But the documentation is difficult to assess since it still includes the massive terrestrial area originally proposed for inclusion but which was excluded following the Bureau meeting in 1993


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  1. Not be "self evident"
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  5. Be explained, with reference to a source