Arafura Sea


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Arafura Sea

(ärəfo͞o`rə), shallow part of the Pacific Ocean, between the Timor and Coral seas, separating Australia from New Guinea. It contains several islands of Indonesia. The Torres Strait to the east is a treacherous passage. See Carpentaria, Gulf ofCarpentaria, Gulf of
, arm of the Arafura Sea, 305 mi (491 km) wide and 370 mi (595 km) long, indenting the northern coast of Australia. On its eastern shore, near Weipa, lies a vast bauxite deposit. Willem Jansz explored the gulf in 1606.
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Arafura Sea

a part of the W Pacific Ocean, between N Australia and SW New Guinea
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Cape York and Kimberley curves were intermediate between those from the north Queensland and Arafura Sea regions, showing a cline for an increasing rate of accretion of otolith weight with age and distance from the equator by about 0.
Notes on animals attached to the shells of the silver-lip pearl oyster, Pincvtada maxima (Jameson), collected from the "East" fishing ground of the Arafura Sea.
A South-East Regional Marine Plan is already in place for waters around Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria, while the Northern Regional Marine Plan, encompassing the eastern Arafura Sea, Gulf of Carpentaria and Torres Strait, will be completed next year.
In November 1893 Sir Horace reported that the case was being discussed in the Netherlands parliament, and that the Minister for the Colonies had at the same time announced new regulations designed to control the activities of Australian pearl-shellers operating in the northern Arafura Sea, (17) where tension over incursions into Dutch territorial waters had been building since the late 1880s.
The incident occurred on the border of Australian and Indonesian air space above the Arafura Sea when one aircraft was apparently given clearance to climb into the path of the other aircraft.
Lying on and stretching south from the Tropic of Capricorn, it is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Arafura Sea to the north, the Indian Ocean to the west and the Southern Ocean to the south.
He continues to deny that the mine has any adverse environmental effects, describing its pollution as "the equivalent of me pissing in the Arafura Sea.
We anchored in the shallow Arafura Sea some dozen miles off the Asmat, which is the most extensive marsh in the world; it is also the last region in which both headhunting and cannibalism are practiced, although now on a moderate scale.
Highlights along the way might include a bouncy boat ride across the Arafura Sea to windy Thursday Island (named by Captain Bligh as he rowed to Timor after the mutiny on the Bounty), a visit to the ghost town of Somerset (founder John Jardine expected his settlement to compete with Singapore), a walk to the tip of Cape York, and a stop at Weipa to see how Bauxite is mined.
The task force is on a routine deployment to Malacca Strait, the Java Sea, Flores Sea, the Arafura Sea and Southern Indian Ocean under the command of Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, YSM, VSM, the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet.
It provides quality seafood and uses many of its self-owned vessels operating within the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone and the Arafura Sea of Indonesia.
Another project that has been delayed is Inpex's Masela project in the Arafura Sea.