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OAS seaname Detail for North Pacific Ocean

seanames_id:93
Seaname:North Pacific Ocean
Sea code:57
Definition:The limits of the North Pacific Ocean are the following: On the North: The Arctic Circle (66 Degrees 33 Minutes N approx.), from the coast of Chukotskiy Peninsula (66 Degrees 33 Minutes N - 171 Degrees 04 Minutes W approx.), in Siberia, eastward to the coast of Seward Peninsula (66 Degrees 33 Minutes N - 164 Degrees 44 Minutes W approx.), in Alaska. (the common limit with the Arctic Ocean, see 9.) On the East: From the Arctic Circle, on the coast of Seward Peninsula in Alaska, southeastward, along the western coasts of North America, Central America and South America, to the Equator, on the coast of Equator. On the South: From the coast of Ecuador westward, along the Equator, to Cape Wariai (0 Degrees 01 Minutes 20 Seconds S - 131 Degrees 02 Minutes 40 Seconds E) on the northern coast of Waigeo Island (Indonesia), but excluding those islands of Galapagos (Colón) Islands and Kiribati (Gilberts) Islands which lie to the northward thereof. (the common limit with the South Pacific Ocean, see 8.) On the West : A line joining Cape Wariai northwestward to Cape Gorango (2 Degrees 30 Minutes N - 128 Degrees 40 Minutes 40 Seconds E), the northeastern extremity of Morotai Island (the common limit with the Halmahera Sea, see 6.22); thence from Cape Gorango northwestward, along the coast of Morotai Island, to Cape Sopi (2 Degrees 38 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 128 Degrees 33 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the northern extremity of this island; thence a line joining Cape Sopi northwestward to Cape Anderuwo (4 Degrees 29 Minutes 10 Seconds N - 126 Degrees 51 Minutes 30 Seconds E), on the northeastern coast of Karakelong Island; thence from Cape Anderuwo southward, through Karakelong, Salebatu and Kaburuang Islands (the Talaud Islands), to Cape Pallo (3 Degrees 43 Minutes 50 Secondsn - 126 Degrees 49 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the southern extremity of Kaburuang Island; thence a line joining Cape Pallo southwestward to Cape Punguwatu (3 Degrees 20 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 125 Degrees 36 Minutes 40 Seconds E), the southern extremity of Sangihe Island (the common limit with the Maluku Sea, see 6.23); thence from Cape Punguwatu northward, along the eastern coast of Sangihe Island, to Cape Tendabalu (3 Degrees 44 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 125 Degrees 27 Minutes E), the northern extremity of this island; thence a line joining Cape Tandabalu northward to Marore Island (4 Degrees 44 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 125 Degrees 29 Minutes 20 Seconds E) (the common limit with the Sulawesi Sea, see 6.25); thence from Marore Island northward to the western extremity of Balut Island (5 Degrees 23 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 125 Degrees 19 Minutes 45 Seconds E) and to Tinaca Point (5 Degrees 33 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 125 Degrees 19 Minutes 45 Seconds E), the southern extremity of Mindanao Island (the common limit with the Mindanao Sea, see 6.26); thence from Tinaca Point northwestward, through Mindanao Island, to Tagolo Point (8 Degrees 43 Minutes 35 Seconds N - 123 Degrees 22 Minutes 40 Seconds E), on the northwestern coast of this island; thence a line joining Tagolo Point northwestward to Siaton Point (9 Degrees 02 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 123 Degrees 01 Minutes E), the southern extremity of Negros Island; thence from Siaton Point northward, along the eastern coast of Negros Island, to Ilacaon Point (11 Degrees 00 Minutes 10 Seconds N - 123 Degrees 11 Minutes 35 Seconds E), the northern extremity of this island; thence a line joining Ilacaon Point northwestward, through Tagubanhan Island (11 Degrees 08 Minutes N - 123 Degrees 07 Minutes 30 Seconds E), to Tagbac Point (11 Degrees 09 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 123 Degrees 06 Minutes 10 Seconds E), on the southeastern coast of Panay Island; thence from Tagbac Point northwestward, along the eastern and northern coasts of Panay Island, to Nasog Point (11 Degrees 54 Minutes N - 121 Degrees 53 Minutes E), the northwestern extremity of this Island; thence a line joining Nasog Point westward to Ticmod Point (11 Degrees 59 Minutes 50 Seconds N - 121 Degrees 33 Minutes 40 Seconds E), the northern extremity of Sibaton Island; thence from Ticmod Point northwestward to Tungao Point (12 Degrees 07 Minutes J10 Seconds N - 121 Degrees 21 Minutes 10 Seconds E), the northern extremity of Seminara Island, and to Buruncan Point (12 Degrees 12 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 121 Degrees 14 Minutes 36 Seconds E), the southern extremity of Mindoro Island; thence from Buruncan Point northwestward, along the eastern and northern coasts of Mindoro Island, to Cape Calavite (13 Degrees 26 Minutes 45 Seconds N - 120 Degrees 18 Minutes E), the western extremity of this island (the common limit with the Sulu Sea, see 6.27); thence a line joining Cape Calavite northwestward to Palapag Point (13 Degrees 51 Minutes N - 120 Degrees 04 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the northwestern extremity of Lubang Island; thence from Palapag Point northeastward to Fuego Point (14 Degrees 08 Minutes N - 120 Degrees 34 Minutes 30 Seconds E), on the southwestern coast of Luzon Island; thence from Fuego Point northward, through Luzon Island, to Cape Engaño (18 Degrees 35 Minutes N - 122 Degrees 08 Minutes E), the northeastern extremity of this island; thence a line joining Cape Engaño northward to the eastern extremity of Balintang Island (19 Degrees 57 Minutes 20 Seconds N - 122 Degrees 08 Minutes 35 Seconds E), and to the eastern extremity of Amianan Island (21 Degrees 06 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 121 Degrees 57 Minutes 25 Seconds E); thence from the eastern extremity of Amianan Island northwestward to Eluan Cape (21 Degrees 53 Minutes 45 Seconds N - 120 Degrees 51 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the southern extremity of Taiwan Island; thence a line joining Eluan Cape northwestward, along the southern banks of Nanao Island, to the southeastern extremity of this island (23 Degrees 23 Minutes 35 Seconds N - 117 Degrees 07 Minutes 15 Seconds E); thence from the southeastern extremity of Nanao Island westward, along the southern coast of this island, to Changshan Head (23 Degrees 25 Minutes 50 Seconds N - 116 Degrees 56 Minutes 25 Seconds E), the western extremity thereof; thence a line joining Changshan Head westward to the mouth of Hanjiang River (23 Degrees 27 Minutes 30 Seconds N -b 116 Degrees 52 Minutes E), on the coast of China ((the common limit with the South China Sea, see 6.1); and thence from the mouth of Hanjiang River northeastward, along the eastern coast of Asia, to the Arctic Circle (66 Degrees 33 Minutes N approx.), on the coast of Chukotskiy Peninsula, in Siberia.
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