Oceans and seas

Mindanao Sea

November 9, 2011, 2:20 pm

Also known as the Bohol Sea, the Mindanao Sea is a small sea centered in the Philippines at about 124oE and 9o S. It is surrounded by the islands of Mindanao to the southeast and Negros, Bohol and Leyte to the northwest.

This article is written at a definitional level only. Authors wishing to expand this entry are inivited to expand the present treatment, which additions will be peer reviewed prior to publication of any expansion.

It is connected to the Sulu Sea to the west via a passage between Negros and Mindanao, the Visayan Sea to the north via the Tanon Strait, the Camotes Sea to the north via the Bohol Strait and a passage between Bohol and Leyte, and to the Leyte Gulf to the northeast via the Surigao Strait. Prominent geographic features include the islands of Siquijor and Camiguin and Sogod (in Leyte), Gingoog, Macajalar and Iligan (in Mindanao) Bays.

 

 

caption Mindanao Sea (also known as Bohol Sea). Source: OMC

 

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Citation

Baum, S. (2011). Mindanao Sea. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/154626

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