Celebes Sea


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Celebes Sea

A section of the western Pacific Ocean between Sulawesi and the southern Philippines. It is connected with the Java Sea by Makassar Strait.

Celebes Sea

n
(Placename) the part of the Pacific Ocean between Sulawesi, Borneo, and Mindanao

Cel′ebes Sea′


n.
an arm of the Pacific Ocean, N of Sulawesi and S of the Philippines.
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The summit gave us an almost 360-degree view of the Celebes Sea.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has allocated P30 million for explorations of Philippine Rise and Celebes Sea this year.
Zamboanga City shares a border with Zamboanga del Norte, which is not included in the proposed territory and is across the Celebes Sea from Basilan.
Separately, Southeast Asia is already grappling with piracy and terrorism in the Sulu Celebes Sea region, and when it showed some signs of ebbing, recent traffic accidents brought a different additional concern to the forefront - safety at sea.
In April, a pilot was forced to eject from a Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet during an attempted landing on the deck of the Vinson in the Celebes Sea, south of the Philippines, according to an official (http://www.
The fishing grounds in the region include Illana Bay, Moro Gulf, Basilan Strait, Sulu Sea and Celebes Sea.
By this time most of the Navy patrol community was no longer flying in the Celebes Sea region; after supporting the invasions of Mindoro and Luzon they were ranging between Formosa and Indo-China along the western edge of the China Sea, leaving the 868th BS to cover the Celebes Sea.
The northern one-third of the Island of Borneo is also part of the country as East Malaysia, bordering Indonesia to the south, the South China Sea to the north, and to east is the Sulu Sea and Celebes Sea.
There are deep waters in the south of the archipelago, the north in the Celebes Sea and the western Pacific Ocean.
Among his other dives are Sipadan Island, in the Celebes Sea off the east coast of Malaysia, and the Indian Ocean just off the coast of the Maldives.
Located in the valley of the Lesan and Marang rivers (Berau and East Kutai districts), a region containing the nearest karstic mountains to the coast of the Celebes Sea, we have been investigating the population dynamics between the coast and the inland karstic forest.
On February 25, the Imperial Japanese Navy had launched its Second Mobile Operation (the first had been the Pearl Harbor strike), a westward sweep from the southern Celebes Sea across the f eastern end of the Malay Barrier and into the Indian Ocean by a twin-pronged striking force under Kondo.