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.
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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.
- Physical Oceanography Index
- Seas of the world on the Encylopedia of Earth