Java Sea Facts

Java Sea Facts
The Java Sea is located on the Sundra Shelf, between Borneo, Java, Sumatra, and Sulawesi. It is linked to the South China Sea via the Karimata Strait at its northwest region. The Java Sea covers an area of approximately 120,000 square miles. It is a shallow sea with an average depth of 151 feet. It is believed that the Java Sea formed at the end of the last ice age when the sea levels rose.
Interesting Java Sea Facts:
The maximum length of the Java Sea is 990 miles and its maximum width is 240 miles.
The Java Sea is considered to be one of the East Indian Archipelago's waters according to the International Hydrographic Organization.
In 1942 the Battle of the Java Sea took place, which was one of World War II's naval battles.
In 2014 an Indonesian flight crashed into the Java Sea while en route to Singapore, resulting in the deaths of everyone aboard.
Fishing is important to the economy of those living near the Java Sea.
There have been more than 3000 species of marine life identified in the Java Sea and as a result there are many national parks along its shores to help protect the region.
The Java Sea and its surrounding regions are popular as tourist destinations.
Scuba diving is a popular activity in the Java Sea. Divers explore and photograph the marine life as well as the corals, underwater caverns and wrecks.
There are oil and gas fields known to exist under the Java Sea.

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