This large marine area comprises of the entire platform and continental slope under the direct influence of the Ebro river. It extends parallel to the coast, over more than 140 km from Cape Salou north to the Islas Columbretes y Castellón, Castellon de la Plana south. The "Espacio marino del Delta de l’Ebre-Illes Columbretes" is one of the most important feeding areas for seabirds in the Mediterranean. In this case, you will find species most closely linked to the coast, such as gulls and terns. A wealth of food results in the presence of important breeding colonies adjacent to the marina area, mainly in the Ebro Delta and to a lesser extent, Columbretes Islands. Notably two thirds of the Audouin's gull (Larus audouinii), global breeding population congregate on the delta. The Columbretes Islands are also home to small breeding populations of Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) and European storm petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus). The area is also of great importance for various species during the winter -the area represents the main wintering area for Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) worldwide.
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Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente - MAGRAMA