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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Indonesian and Filipino extremists have longstanding links, crisscrossing the porous coastal borders between Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines in Indonesia's northern Sulawesi Sea and the Philippines' Sulu Sea.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- Malaysian and Indonesian authorities have agreed on settlement of the disputed issue of Sulawesi Sea waters of the two countries after long postponment.
The center was under the Sulawesi sea floor at the depth of 42 kilometers.
In the early 1990s, a long-running and bitter dispute over the ownership of two small islands in the Sulawesi Sea, and rights to the waters and seabed near those islands, was placing ever greater strain on the relationship between Indonesia and Malaysia.
But Susilo and his Malaysian counterpart, then PM Abdullah Badawi, intervened directly and agreed to work on resolving the dispute over oil-rich parts of the Sulawesi Sea by diplomatic means.
In March 2005 came a conflict with Malaysia over petroleum-rich offshore areas at the Sulawesi Sea, which the leaders of the two neighbouring states agreed to resolve peacefully.
Malaysia and Indonesia agreed Friday to peacefully resolve a dispute over an oil-rich territory of the Sulawesi Sea through negotiations but will not pull back their warships from the area.
The Technology Study and Application Board (BPPT) said the reserves are found in the seas bordering Southern Sumatra and Java and in the Sulawesi sea. The methane hydrate gas could be useful in the next 10 years, a BPPT director Yusuf S.
Sipadan lies in the Sulawesi Sea, in northeastern Borneo.
Sipadan lies in the Sulawesi Sea, off the northeastern coast of Borneo.
It was held in Tarakan Island in the North Kalimantan Province, located in the Western Celebes and Sulawesi Sea off the northeastern coast of Borneo and approximately 100 kilometers south of the Malaysia border in Eastern North Kalimantan.
Scientists who are working in the the California Scripps Oceanography Institute and Massachusetts Woods Hole Oceanography Institute discovered 9 centimeters long sea creature in the deep waters of the Sulawesi Sea.