Geelvink Bay

(redirected from Cenderawasih Bay)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Geelvink Bay

 

(Sarera), a gulf of the Pacific Ocean along the northwest coast of New Guinea. It extends 305 km into the land, with a width of 450 km at its entrance into the ocean. Its maximum depth is 1,627 m. In the south are coral reefs. Islands at its entrance include Japen, Biak, and Supiori. The eastern shore is flat and the western, mountainous. It has irregular 12-hour tides, with a height of about 2.5 m. There are many settlements on the shores of the bay.

References in periodicals archive ?
Collaboration between CI, TNC, the Worldwide Fund for Nature Indonesia and regional governments means that the 225,000 square kilometres of the BHS - which encompasses Cenderawasih Bay in the east, the Raja Ampat archipelago in the west, and the Kaimana Regency and Triton Bay in the south - are currently home to more than 36,000 square kilometres of protected marine habitat.
Meanwhile, on the coast of Papua New Guinea is the extremely deep Cenderawasih Bay, where fishermen have forged an unlikely alliance with giant whale sharks.
galei from Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, which differs in having 7-8 large, horizontally elongate dark spots on the lower side between the abdomen and caudal-fin base, a cluster of solid dark post-cephalic spots, and usually about 25 dark spots on the upper surface of the head.
The Kaisiepo family hails from Biak-Numfor in Cenderawasih Bay. During his conversations with Nonie Sharp, Markus described himself as a 'Koreri man' (Sharp 1994:5, 77).
They are, from east to west, the Sentani and nearby North Coast groups ear Jayapura; the Asmat and Kamoro of the south coast between Agats and Timika; and the Biak-Yapen-Manokwan peoples, distributed around Cenderawasih Bay, that separates the "Bird's Head" from the rest of New Guinea.
Lastly, Reesink considers the westernmost Papuan languages of Cenderawasih Bay and the Bird's Head, North Halmahera and Timor-Alor-Pantar, which fall into five small families and four isolates, but show evidence of contact-induced structural changes.
Cirrhilabrus cenderawasih is described from seven specimens, 38.9-65.1 mm SL, collected at Cenderawasih Bay, Papua, Indonesia.
Only twenty-four of these languages are spoken by more than 10,000 people, while the other 224 languages are spoken by fewer than 10,000 (in many instances by fewer than 1,000 people).(4) The most widely spoken languages are Dani and Yali in the Baliem Valley and vicinity, Ekari (or Me) of the western central highlands, Moni to the northeast of the Ekari, the Asmat languages of the southern coastal region, Biak (the main Austronesian language) in Cenderawasih Bay, and Sentani on the north coast around Lake Sentani.
Four specimens were eventually collected in September 2010 by the second author during deep (60-70 m) scuba dives at Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua Province, Indonesia.
The present paper describes two new species that were collected by the authors at Cenderawasih Bay in Papua Barat Province of Indonesia.
galei associated with edge of large dark saddles on back; conspicuous row of 7-8 large, horizontally-oval, dark spots along lower side (Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua) 3b.
The present paper describes two new species that were collected with spear and rotenone during recent surveys at Nusa Penida (near Bali) and Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua during November 2009.