Zhoushan Archipelago

Zhoushan Archipelago

(jō-shän), NE Zhejiang prov., China, in the East China Sea, at the entrance to Hangzhou Bay. It includes the main island of Zhoushan and about 100 lesser islands; Dinghai on Zhoushan is the major population center. The archipelago forms the richest fishing grounds off the China coast. The island of Putuo was a sacred center of Buddhism, with many ancient temples and monasteries. The name sometimes appears as Chou-shan Archipelago.
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In summer, incursions of warm, clear, and salty Taiwan Warm Current water may move westwards from the East China Sea, bringing clearer, more transparent waters across the Zhoushan Archipelago and into Hangzhou Bay.
polyactis; and the edible jellyfish, Rhopilema esculenta, in Zhejiang Province and especially in the Zhoushan Archipelago.
Alberta Stock Exchange:PN) announces that it has been awarded a contract for two Pelorus Model 8900 Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) systems for installation later this year at Zhujiajian International Airport now under construction in the Zhoushan Archipelago, which is 160 km south of Shanghai.