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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An arm of the Pacific Ocean in eastern Indonesia southeast of Sulawesi and north of Timor. It includes the Banda Islands, a group of volcanic islands in the Moluccas south of Ceram.

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  • Geological Survey, the quake was centered in the Banda Sea, which is around 222 kilometers northwest of Saumlaki in Indonesia's Tanimbar Islands.

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  • Elevation extremes: lowest point: Timor Sea, Savu Sea, and Banda Sea 0 m highest point: Foho Tatamailau 2,963 m

    Timor-Leste

  • Timor-Lestelowest point: Timor Sea, Savu Sea, and Banda Sea 0 m highest point: Foho Tatamailau 2,963 m

    Elevation extremes

  • The dusky pademelon is the only macropodid (kangaroo) found in the Banda Sea islands (Kai), although it is also found in the Aru Islands and the Trans Fly of New Guinea.

    Banda Sea Islands moist deciduous forests

  • Manuk Island and Mount Api (north of Wetar), two nature reserves in the Banda Sea, are the breeding and roosting sites for millions of seabirds.

    Banda Sea Islands moist deciduous forests

  • The Banda Sea Islands Moist Deciduous Forests are found on small islands scattered across the Banda Sea and are part of the region known as Wallacea, which contains a distinctive fauna representing a mix of Asian and Australasian species.

    Banda Sea Islands moist deciduous forests

  • The Buru Rain Forests are located on the small mountainous tropical island of Buru in the Banda Sea, part of the region known as Wallacea, which contains a distinctive fauna representing a mix of Asian and Australasian species.

    Buru rain forests

  • The Banda Sea, and the Aru Basin in particular, are areas of extensive upwelling.

    Indonesian Sea large marine ecosystem

  • There are marked changes in the abundance, activity and composition of almost all components of the pelagic system of the Banda Sea, related to the monsoon-induced alternation between periods of upwelling and downwelling (see Zijlstra and Baars, 1990).

    Indonesian Sea large marine ecosystem

  • For a map of the eastern Banda Sea and the northern Arafura Sea, indicating geomorphology and isobaths, see Zijlstra and Baars, 1990, page 55.

    Indonesian Sea large marine ecosystem

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