Coral Sea

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The Coral Sea (Mer de Corail) is a marginal sea of the South Pacific off the northeast coast of Australia, and classified as an interim Australian bioregion.wikipedia
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Great Barrier Reef

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It is bounded in the west by the east coast of Queensland, thereby including the Great Barrier Reef, in the east by Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides) and by New Caledonia, and in the northeast approximately by the southern extremity of the Solomon Islands.
The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

Queensland

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It is bounded in the west by the east coast of Queensland, thereby including the Great Barrier Reef, in the east by Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides) and by New Caledonia, and in the northeast approximately by the southern extremity of the Solomon Islands. On the west, it is bounded by the mainland coast of Queensland, and in the northwest, it connects with the Arafura Sea through the Torres Strait.
To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean.

New Caledonia

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It is bounded in the west by the east coast of Queensland, thereby including the Great Barrier Reef, in the east by Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides) and by New Caledonia, and in the northeast approximately by the southern extremity of the Solomon Islands. In addition, some islands west of and belonging to New Caledonia are also part of the Coral Sea Islands in a geographical sense, such as the Chesterfield Islands and Bellona Reefs.
The Chesterfield Islands are in the Coral Sea.

New Guinea

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In the northwest, it reaches to the south coast of eastern New Guinea, thereby including the Gulf of Papua.
It is isolated by the Arafura Sea to the west, and the Torres Strait and Coral Sea to the east.

Chesterfield Islands

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In addition, some islands west of and belonging to New Caledonia are also part of the Coral Sea Islands in a geographical sense, such as the Chesterfield Islands and Bellona Reefs. The Chesterfield Islands and Lihou Reef are the largest atolls of the Coral Sea.
Chesterfield Islands (îles Chesterfield in French) are a French archipelago of New Caledonia located in the Coral Sea, 550 km northwest of Grande Terre, the main island of New Caledonia.

Torres Strait

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On the west, it is bounded by the mainland coast of Queensland, and in the northwest, it connects with the Arafura Sea through the Torres Strait.
The strait links the Coral Sea to the east with the Arafura Sea and Gulf of Carpentaria in the west.

Australia

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The Coral Sea (Mer de Corail) is a marginal sea of the South Pacific off the northeast coast of Australia, and classified as an interim Australian bioregion.
Surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans, Australia is separated from Asia by the Arafura and Timor seas, with the Coral Sea lying off the Queensland coast, and the Tasman Sea lying between Australia and New Zealand.

Arafura Sea

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On the west, it is bounded by the mainland coast of Queensland, and in the northwest, it connects with the Arafura Sea through the Torres Strait. On the West. The Eastern limit of the Arafura Sea [The entrance to the Bensbach River (141°01'E), and thence a line to the Northwest extreme of York Peninsula, Australia (-11.08333°N, 142.05°W)] and the East Coast of Australia as far south as Latitude 30° South.
The Arafura Sea is bordered by the Torres Strait and through that the Coral Sea to the east, the Gulf of Carpentaria to the south, the Timor Sea to the west and the Banda and Ceram seas to the northwest.

Battle of the Coral Sea

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The sea was the location for the Battle of the Coral Sea, a major confrontation during World War II between the navies of the Empire of Japan, and the United States and Australia.
Now aware of the presence of U.S. carriers in the area, the Japanese fleet carriers advanced towards the Coral Sea with the intention of locating and destroying the Allied naval forces.

Pacific Ocean

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The Coral Sea (Mer de Corail) is a marginal sea of the South Pacific off the northeast coast of Australia, and classified as an interim Australian bioregion.
Along the Pacific Ocean's irregular western margins lie many seas, the largest of which are the Celebes Sea, Coral Sea, East China Sea (East Sea), Philippine Sea, Sea of Japan, South China Sea (South Sea), Sulu Sea, Tasman Sea, and Yellow Sea (West Sea of Korea).

Cape York Peninsula

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On the West. The Eastern limit of the Arafura Sea [The entrance to the Bensbach River (141°01'E), and thence a line to the Northwest extreme of York Peninsula, Australia (-11.08333°N, 142.05°W)] and the East Coast of Australia as far south as Latitude 30° South.
The west coast borders the Gulf of Carpentaria and the east coast borders the Coral Sea.

Burdekin River

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The major river flowing into the sea is the Burdekin River, which has its delta southeast of Townsville.
The river rises on the northern slopes of Boulder Mountain at Valley of Lagoons, part of the western slope of the Seaview Range, and flows into the Coral Sea at Upstart Bay over 200 km to the southeast of the source, with a catchment area of approximately 130000 km2.

East Australian Current

East Australia Current
Major Coral Sea currents form a counter-clockwise gyro which includes the East Australian Current.
The East Australian Current (EAC) is the southward western boundary current that is formed from the South Equatorial Current (SEC) crossing the Coral Sea and reaching the eastern coast of Australia.

Tasman Sea

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It merges with the Tasman Sea in the south, with the Solomon Sea in the north and with the Pacific Ocean in the east.

List of fishes of the Coral Sea

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There are more than 1500 fish species in the reef systems.
This is a list of fish recorded from the Coral Sea, bordering Australia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

List of seas

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The Coral Sea (Mer de Corail) is a marginal sea of the South Pacific off the northeast coast of Australia, and classified as an interim Australian bioregion.

Halophila

The most common genera of seagrasses are Halophila and Halodule.

Atoll

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The Chesterfield Islands and Lihou Reef are the largest atolls of the Coral Sea.

Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve

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The Chesterfield Islands and Lihou Reef are the largest atolls of the Coral Sea.
Lihou Reef is the second largest atoll by total size in the Coral Sea, after the Chesterfield Islands (not counting the completely submerged Lansdowne Bank in the easternmost reaches of the Coral Sea).

Aipysurus duboisii

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The venom of many of these snakes is highly toxic; for example, Aipysurus duboisii is regarded as the world's most venomous sea snake.
Its geographic range includes Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and the northern, eastern and western coastal areas of Australia, that is the Coral Sea, Arafura Sea, Timor Sea and Indian Ocean.

USS Lexington (CV-2)

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An example is the wreckage of the USS Lexington found in 2018.
Lexington was sent to the Coral Sea the following month to block any Japanese advances into the area.

Mackay, Queensland

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Queensland has several major urban centres on the coast including Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast and the industrial city of Gladstone, which inevitably contaminate the sea.
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern or Coral Sea coast of Queensland, Australia.

Bundaberg

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Queensland has several major urban centres on the coast including Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast and the industrial city of Gladstone, which inevitably contaminate the sea.
It is 15 km inland from the Coral Sea coast and situated on the Burnett River.

Schindleria brevipinguis

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With a maximum total length of 0.84 cm (0.33 in), Schindleria brevipinguis, which is native to the GBR and Osprey Reef, is one of the smallest known fish and vertebrate.
Known as the stout infantfish, it is native to Australia's Great Barrier Reef and to Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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Queensland has several major urban centres on the coast including Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast and the industrial city of Gladstone, which inevitably contaminate the sea.
Located 100 km north of the state capital Brisbane in South East Queensland, on the Coral Sea coastline, its urban area spans approximately 60 km of coastline and hinterland from Pelican Waters to Tewantin.