Yellow Sea

Yellow Sea

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p=Huáng Hǎi
hangul=황해 "or" 서해
hanja=黃海 "or" 西海
rr=Hwang Hae
"or" Seo Hae
mr=Hwang Hae
"or" Sŏ Hae
The Yellow Sea is the name given to the northern part of the East China Sea, which is a marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean. It is located between mainland China and the Korean peninsula. Its name comes from the sand particles that color its water, originating from the Yellow River. Also, it is referred to only in South Korea as the West Sea.

The innermost bay of the Yellow Sea is called the Bohai Sea (previously Pechihli Bay or Chihli Bay). Into it flows both the Yellow River (through Shandong province and its capital Jinan) and Hai He (through Beijing and Tianjin).

Korea Bay, between the Chinese Liaoning province and northwestern North Korea is also part of the Yellow Sea. Korea Bay is separated from the Bohai Sea by the Liaodong Peninsula, with Dalian at its southernmost point.


The intertidal mudflats of the Yellow Sea are of great importance for migratory waders or shorebirds. Surveys show that the area is the single most important site for migratory birds on northward migration in the entire East Asian - Australasian Flyway, with a minimum number of two million birds passing through at the time, with about half that number using it on southward migration.Barter, M.A. (2002). "Shorebirds of the Yellow Sea - importance, threats and conservation status". Wetlands International Global Series 9. International Wader Studies 12. Canberra.] Barter, M.A. (2005). "Yellow Sea - driven priorities for Australian shorebird researchers". pp.158-160 in: "Status and Conservation of Shorebirds in the East Asian - Australasian Flyway". Proceedings of the Australasian Shorebird Conference, 13-15 December 2003, Canberra, Australia. International Wader Studies 17.. Sydney.]

ee also

* Geography of China
* Geography of North Korea
* Geography of South Korea


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  • Yellow Sea — noun an arm of the Pacific Ocean between mainland China and the Korean peninsula See Also: Yellow River …   Wiktionary

  • Yellow Sea — geographical name inlet of East China Sea between N China, North Korea, & South Korea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Yellow Sea — noun part of the Pacific off the east coast of Asia • Syn: ↑Huang Hai • Instance Hypernyms: ↑sea • Part Holonyms: ↑Pacific, ↑Pacific Ocean • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • YELLOW SEA —    or WHANG HAI    an inlet of the Pacific, on the NE. coast of China, bounded on the E. by the Corea, including in the NW. the Gulf of Pechili, some 600 m. long, and its average breadth 300 m.; is very shallow, and gradually silting up owing to… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Yellow Sea — inlet of the Pacific betw. Korean penin. and China; 400 mi. long, 400 mi. wide …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Yellow Sea — part of the Pacific Ocean between China and Korea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Yellow Sea — /jɛloʊ ˈsi/ (say yeloh see) noun an arm of the Pacific between north eastern China and Korea. Chinese, Huang Hai …   Australian English dictionary

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