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.
- Area 100,300 square miles (260,000 square km)
- Maximum Depth 18,400 ft (5,600 m)
- Inflows Celebes Sea