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Yellow Sea*

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.

map of the Yellow Sea

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[Last updated: 2008-12-23]