Australasian Mediterranean Sea

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Australasian Mediterranean Sea

 

overall name for a group of interinsular seas between Asia and Australia, in the western tropical part of the Pacific Ocean. The overall area is about 8 million square kilometers. The largest seas within the Australasian Mediterranean Sea are the South China, Java, Celebes, Sulu, and Banda seas.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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