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OAS seaname Detail for Coral Sea

seanames_id:55
Seaname:Coral Sea
Sea code:64
Definition:The limits of the Coral Sea, situated between the Coastal Waters of Great Barrier Reefs, on the eastern coast of Australia, and the Santa Cruz, Vanuatu (New Hebrides), and Norfolk Islands, and bordered on the North by the Solomon Sea and on the South by the Tasman Sea, are the following: On the North: The southeastern coast of Papua New Guinea, from the meridian of 142 Degrees 48 Minutes E eastward to Gadogadoa Island (10 Degrees 38 Minutes S - 150 Degrees 34 Minutes 15 Seconds E); thence a line joining Gadogadoa Island southeastward to Baiiri Islet (10 Degrees 54 Minutes 10 Seconds S - 150 Degrees 44 Minutes 40 Seconds E), in the Dumoulin Islets; thence from Baiiri Islet southeastward to Marai Islet (11 Degrees 06 Minutes S - 151 Degrees 08 Minutes E), in the Stuers Islets; thence from Marai Islet eastward, along the southern edge of the islets and reefs, to Pana Waipona Island (11 Degrees 16 Minutes S - 152 Degrees 08 Minutes 15 Seconds E), in the Jomard Islands; thence from Pana Waipona Island eastward, along the southern edge of the islets and barrier reefs, to the eastern extremity of Laxil Reef (11 Degrees 39 Minutes S - 153 Degrees 59 Minutes E); thence from Lawik Reek eastward to the southern extremity of Rennell Island (11 Degrees 54 Minutes S - 160 Degrees 33 Minutes E); thence from Rennell Island northeastward to Cape Surville (10 Degrees 50 Minutes 30 Seconds S - 162 Degrees 22 Minutes 45 Seconds E), the eastern extremity of San Cristobal Island; (the common limit with the Solomon Sea, see 8.2) thence from Cape Surville northeastward to Nupani Islet (10 Degrees 02 Minutes 20 Seconds S - 165 Degrees 43 Minutes E), the northwestern islet of the Santa Cruz Islands; and thence from Nupani Islet northeastward to Tuleki Islet (9 Degrees 45 Minutes 30 Seconds S - 167 Degrees 03 Minutes 45 Seconds E), the northern islet of the Duff Islands. On the East: A line joining Tuleki Islet southeastward, through the Duff Islands, to Loteva Islet (9 Degrees 55 Minutes 45 Seconds S - 167 Degrees 14 Minutes 45 Seconds E), the southeastern islet of these islands; thence from Loteva Islet southward to the eastern extremity of Méralab Island (14 Degrees 26 Minutes 30 Seconds S - 168 Degrees 04 Minutes 15 Seconds E), and to the eastern extremity of Foutouna Island (19 Degrees 31 Minutes S - 170 Degrees 13 Minutes 45 Seconds E); thence from the eastern extremity of Foutouna Island southwestward to the eastern extremity of Aneytioum Island (20 Degrees 12 Minutes S - 169 Degrees 53 Minutes 30 Seconds E), and to Ami Islet (22 Degrees 45 Minutes 35 Seconds S - 167 Degrees 34 Minutes E), the southern extremity of Nokankoui Reef, off the southeastern coast of Ile des Pins (Kunie Island), in Nouvelle-Calédonie; and thence from ami Islet southward to Norfolk Island (29 Degrees 02 Minutes S - 167 Degrees 57 Minutes E). On the South: A line joining Norfolk Island westward to position 30 Degrees S - 159 Degrees 06 Minutes E, close southward of Elizabeth Reef; and thence from this position westward, along the parallel of 30 Degrees S, to the eastern coast of Australia (the common limit with the Tasman Sea, see 8.6). On the West : The eastern coast of Australia, from the parallel of 30 Degrees S northward to Bustard Head (24 Degrees 01 Minutes 15 Seconds S - 151 Degrees 46 Minutes E); thence a line joining Bustard Head eastward to Lady Elliot Island (24 Degrees 07 Minutes S - 152 Degrees 43 Minutes E); thence from Lady Elliot Island northward to Swain Reefs (22 Degrees 24 Minutes S - 152 Degrees 36 Minutes E), the southern end of the Great Barrier Reefs; thence from Swain Reefs northwestward, along the eastern or outer edge of the Great Barrier Reefs, to the northeastern extremity of East Cay (9 Degrees 24 Minutes S - 144 Degrees 14 Minutes E); thence from the northeastern extremity of East Cay westward to Anchor Cay (9 Degrees 22 Minutes S - 144 Degrees 07 Minutes 45 Seconds E), and to the eastern extremity of Saibai Island (9 Degrees 22 Minutes 45 Seconds S - 142 Degrees 48 Minutes E) (the common limit with the Coastal Waters of Great Barrier Reefs, see 8.4); and thence from the eastern extremity of Saibai Island northward, along the meridian of 142 Degrees 48 Minutes E, to the southern coast of Papua New Guinea (the common limit with the Torres Strait, see 8.3).
Citation:Limits of Oceans and Seas, 1986 (Draft 4th edition). IHB Special Publication 23, International Hydrographic Bureau, 203p.
Deprecated:false
Metadata version:0
Keydate:2000-09-13 04:00:00+00
Editdate:2000-10-24 04:00:00+00