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.
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Celebes Sea

n
(Placename) the part of the Pacific Ocean between Sulawesi, Borneo, and Mindanao
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Cel′ebes Sea′


n.
an arm of the Pacific Ocean, N of Sulawesi and S of the Philippines.
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The fish port is a hub of fish catch from Sarangani Bay, Sulu Sea and as far as the Celebes Sea. Most of the catch consists mainly of tuna, roundscad (galunggong), and other pelagic fishes.
Two magnitude 3.9 earthquakes were recorded at the Celebes Sea, southeast of Sarangani, Davao Occidental on Wednesday morning, but the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has assured residents in the region that there is nothing to worry about.
The first Celebes Sea cargo route was launched in April last year between the Mindanao cities of Davao and General Santos and Indonesia's Bitung City, but so far, succeeding cargo trips followed.
Successive earthquakes shook Celebes Sea early Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
The ISSP project is aimed at making a vertical survey of the water column in the Celebes Sea to determine whether the biodiversity were as rich as has been reported for shallow water fishes and corals.
However, the regional office of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Southern Mindanao and provincial disaster risk reduction and management council there reported no damages or injuries after the evening tremor struck in that Celebes Sea -facing area of Sarangani.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has allocated P30 million for explorations of Philippine Rise and Celebes Sea this year.
9, the Philippines and Indonesia agreed to conduct joint security patrols at the Celebes Sea and to establish additional border stations to further boost security and to counter international terrorism and transnational crimes in Southeast Asian region.
"Scarborough Shoal (also known as Bajo de Masinloc, Panatag, Panacot), Benham Rise (now Philippine Rise) and the Celebes Sea have been making the news in the past week or so.....
PCG claimed that from March 2016 until March this year, 22 incidents of abductions in Sulu, Celebes Sea and Sibutu Sea area were reported.
Digos City in Davao del Sur province is accessible by sea from Indonesia, where some Islamist militants fighting in Marawi City reportedly came from, through the border across the Celebes Sea via Sarangani Island.
Palafox added he believes in the potential of Davao Region, most especially Davao Gulf which is closer in proximity to Celebes Sea, a known major shipping route that connects South China Sea and Pacific Ocean.