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Marine Places

Sulu Sea

The Sulu Sea is a deep, tropical sea surrounded by islands. Currents follow the monsoon winds, coming from the south in the summer and the north in the winter. Small-scale fishing is the main economic activity in both the Sula Sea and the neighboring Celebes Sea, with shrimp, turtles, and pearl oysters among the catch.

South China Seazoom image
  • Area 100,300 square miles (260,000 square km)
  • Maximum Depth 18,400 ft (5,600 m)
  • Inflows Celebes Sea