In Chinese, pronounced (Wade-Giles) Tung Hai, or (Pinyin) Dong Hai meaning "eastern sea". Also called the Huanghai Sea.
The Yellow Sea is an arm of the North Pacific of the East China Sea located between China and Korea. It is connected to the East China Sea to the south. It has a maximum depth of 500 ft (152 m). Huge quantities of sediment are discharged into the Bohai Gulf by the Yellow River in China. Bohai, Korea Bay, and the Liaodong Gulf are its major inlets. The Huang He, Huai, Liao, and Yalu rivers empty into it. South of the Korean peninsula, it becomes the East China Sea.
*Note: The Yellow Sea is also known by other names, such as West Sea. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) has a strict policy of approving only one name for any high seas features, both to minimize potential confusion and to serve the purpose of name standardization for such features that potentially have several different names in local languages. The BGN has determined that the most widely used English language name for the body of water surrounded by the Korean Peninsula and the Chinese mainland is "Yellow Sea."
- Modeling Studies from the University of Massachusetts - Marine Ecosystems Dynamic Modeling
- Satellite images, visualizations, and animations (Visible Earth)
- LME #48: Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystems of the World