Savu

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Savu

 

a sea in the Pacific Ocean between the islands Flores, Sumba, and Timor. The Savu’s area is 104,000 sq km, and its depths reach 3,370 m. The temperature of the surface water is approximately 26°C in August and 28°C in February; salinity is approximately 34 parts per thousand. The temperature of the bottom water is 3.5°C, and the salinity is 34.6 parts per thousand. The currents on the surface move primarily in a westerly direction and in August attain speeds of 50 cm per sec. Benthic sediments are composed of terrigenous silt mixed with volcanic material. Tides are irregular and semidiurnal, with tide ranges to 2 m.

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Tanimbar) f Ili'uun Wetar island, southern mu'u Hinton 2000 Indonesia g Mambai central Timor mu Capell 1944 h Lamaholot eastern Flores mugo Donohue (own notes) i Sika eastern Flores mu'u Tryon 1995 j Palu'e north-central Flores muku Donohue (own notes) k Ngadha central Flores muku Tryon 1995 1 Manggarai western Flores muku Verheijen 1990 m Sawu Sawu island, southern womu'u Wijngaarden Indonesia 1896 n Kambera eastern Sumba muku Onvlee 1984 (muku refers to a particular species) o Uma central Sulawesi moku Martens pc.