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

  • A shallow part of the western Pacific Ocean between the Timor and Coral seas, separating New Guinea from Australia.

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  • n. a part of the western Pacific Ocean to the north of Australia and to the south of New Guinea and the eastern islands of Indonesia


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  • 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

  • This ecoregion also extends across the Arafura Sea to Australia, which was outside the region of analysis.

    Trans Fly savanna and grasslands

  • It stretches for over 150 kilometers (km), from the central cordillera mountains in the north to the Arafura Sea in the south.

    Lorentz National Park, Indonesia

  • The largest of these rivers empty into the shallow Arafura Sea, which separates the island of New Guinea from Australia.

    Lorentz National Park, Indonesia

  • Commercial fisheries are based on the Northern Prawn (Arafura Sea), mud crab, barramundi, salmon, shark, Spanish mackerel, as well as snappers and reef fish.

    North Australian Shelf large marine ecosystem

  • The Northern Prawn in the Arafura Sea is almost fully exploited.

    North Australian Shelf large marine ecosystem

  • Fifth Air Force, might not fall screaming from the sky into the Arafura Sea.

    Creatures: A Memoir

  • But he swooped home from the war and rushed again out into the air in his newspaper's blue-and-white Cessna, floating to Midwest towns smaller than the dot of Banda Island in the Arafura Sea, airstrips shorter than they carved from the New Guinea jungle, this time to hunt down interviews, local color, stories of American life.

    Creatures: A Memoir

  • Ministers welcomed the Indonesia-Australia initial scientific works to monitor the Eastern Indian Ocean, Timor Sea and Arafura Sea and its contribution to the establishment of TEWS. Ministers reaffirmed their support for an architecture that would allow national tsunami early warning systems to be networked, with several sub-regional tsunami early warning centres.

    Australia Indonesia Partnership for Reconstruction and Development - Joint Ministerial Statement

  • Most likely not amid a tiny archipelago in the Arafura Sea.

    The Song of The Dodo


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