Celebes Sea


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Celebes Sea

the part of the Pacific Ocean between Sulawesi, Borneo, and Mindanao

Celebes Sea

 

an interisland sea in the Pacific Ocean, bounded by the islands of Kalimantan, Sulawesi (Celebes), and Mindanao, the Sangihe Islands, and the Sulu Archipelago. The Celebes Sea has an area of 453,000 sq km and depths up to 6,220 m.

Mangrove thickets are characteristic of the low, eastern shores of Kalimantan, and the Sulu Archipelago has many coral reefs. The temperature of the surface waters throughout the year is approximately 28°C, and the salinity is approximately 34.5 parts per thousand. The temperature of the bottom waters is approximately 34.6 parts per thousand. Surface currents are formed by a current from Mindanao, which carries water into the Celebes Sea; as a result, the water level in the Celebes Sea is higher than that of the other seas of the Malay Archipelago. The surface and intermediate waters of the Pacific Ocean flow through the Celebes Sea into the Indian Ocean. The bottom sediments are light blue terrigenous mud containing a considerable admixture of volcanic material. High tide occurs twice per day and has a range of more than 3 m. The principal ports are Manado, on Sulawesi, and Tarakan, on the island of Tarakan.

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The meeting was held nearly a week after President Rodrigo Duterte met with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi here, during which they also discussed defense cooperation in the porous borders at the Celebes Sea.
"Especially if there area issues about South China Sea, many navigators now - big shipping lines - are thinking of Celebes Sea. The location of Davao and Davao Gulf is like a welcome arms.
The city is accessible by sea from Indonesia - where most Islamic militants fighting in Marawi City had originated in recent months - using the Celebes Sea and via Sarangani Island.
The Japanese official added, "In recent years, piracy and armed robbery cases in the waters surrounding the Sulu and Celebes Sea area are attracting attention, and coastal countries are working together to tackle them."
'They have a back-channel corridor in our country, probably in the area of Sulu Sea and Celebes Sea, [through which] they can proceed to Mindanao and link with the terrorist units in the area,' said the Philippine defense undersecretary.
The Sibutu Strait is a passage between the Sulu Sea and Celebes Sea to the southeast.
Wide overlaps in the EEZs of the Philippines and Indonesia, which run across the Mindanao Sea and Celebes Sea, and in the southern section of the Philippine Sea in the Pacific Ocean, required the two countries to negotiate and agree on a shared boundary.
'Wide overlaps in the EEZ of the Philippines and Indonesia, which run across the Mindanao Sea and Celebes Sea, and in the southern section of the Philippine Sea in the Pacific Ocean, required the two countries to negotiate and agree on a shared boundary,' the DFA said.
The Philippines and Indonesia have overlappoing EEZs in the Mindanao Sea and Celebes Sea, as well as in the southern part of the Philippine Sea in the Pacific Ocean.
In past interviews, Lav talked about the film's storyline, saying, "It is the year 2034 AD and Southeast Asia, literally, because of the massive volcanic eruptions at the Celebes Sea in 2031.
Located in the most southeastern point of the country, Cape San Agustin is facing Davao Gulf on its west, Celebes Sea on its south and the vast Philippine Sea on its east.