The Celebes Sea is a sea of the western Pacific Ocean. It is bordered on the north by the Sulu Archipelago and Sulu Sea and Mindanao Island of the Philippines. It is bordered on the east by the Sangihe Islands chain, on the south by Sulawesi, and on the west by Kalimantan in Indonesia.
Where is the Pacific Ocean located in the Philippines?
Philippine Sea, section of the western North Pacific Ocean, lying east and north of the Philippines. The floor of this portion of the ocean is formed into a structural basin by a series of geologic folds and faults that protrude above the surface in the form of bordering island arcs.
Is Celebes Sea is saline water?
To the northwest, the Celebes Sea is separated from the Sulu Sea by a much shallower sill, dotted with coral reefs and islands. Only shallow, warm, and less saline water flows from the Sulu Sea into the Celebes Sea, so that incoming water doesn’t mix with the deep water of the Celebes Sea, either.
Where is Philippines Sea located?
Is the Philippines a US territory?
For decades, the United States ruled over the Philippines because, along with Puerto Rico and Guam, it became a U.S. territory with the signing of the 1898 Treaty of Paris and the defeat of the Filipino forces fighting for independence during the 1899-1902 Philippine-American War.
What is the meaning of Celebes?
a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water.