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  Bitung & Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
The sheltered straits form a kind of bottleneck in the surrounding sea, which has led to an abundance of plankton.
This siltybottomed strait therefore doesn’t have the same spectacular coral walls of Bunaken but it does mean that the conditions are just right for serious divers to see a menagery of weird and wonderful creatures up close that they rarely, if ever, get to see anywhere else.
Lembeh Strait is a 12 km long stretch of water separating Lembeh Island and the mainland.
www.north-sulawesi.org /lembeh.html   (2165 words)

  
  Marine Technology Society : Marine Technology Society
The Makassar thermocline depth and transport reflect the phases of ENSO.
The 1997 average Makassar Strait throughflow transport is 9.3 Sv (Sv = 106 m3/sec), assuming the flow in the upper 200 meters equals the flow measured by the current meter moored at 200 m.
The Makassar transport determined from the Arlindo data are at the higher side of estimates based in Timor Sea and Indian ocean studies.
www.mtsociety.org /publications/abstract_details.cfm?ID=88   (369 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: USS Makassar Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: )
USS Makassar Strait (CVE‑91) was originally classified AVG-91, reclassified ACV-91 on 20 August 1942, and reclassified CVE-91 on 15 July 1943; originally named Ulitaka Bay and renamed Makassar Strait 6 November 1943; laid down by Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Wash., under Maritime Commission contract 29 December 1943; launched 22 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs.
After shakedown along the west coast, Makassar Strait departed San Diego 6 June and steamed via Pearl Harbor to the Marshalls carrying replacement aircraft and passengers; thence, she transported military casualties to Pearl Harbor and the west coast where she arrived San Diego 13 July.
Makassar Strait transferred her air squadron to Shipley Bay (CVE-85) at Kerama Retto 7 May and departed later that day for Guam where she arrived the 11th.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/USS-Makassar-Strait   (930 words)

  
 USS Makassar Strait (CVE 91)
MAKASSAR STRAIT was originally classified AVG 91, reclassified ACV 91 on 20 August 1942, and reclassified CVE 91 on 15 July 1943; originally named ULITAKA BAY and renamed MAKASSAR STRAIT 6 November 1943; laid down by Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Wash., under Maritime Commission contract 29 December 1943; launched 22 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs.
After shakedown along the west coast, MAKASSAR STRAIT departed San Diego 6 June and steamed, via Pearl Harbor, to the Marshalls carrying replacement aircraft and passengers; thence, she transported military casualties to Pearl Harbor and the west coast where she arrived San Diego, 13 July.
MAKASSAR STRAIT transferred her air squadron to SHIPLEY BAY (CVE 85) at Kerama Retto 7 May and departed later that day for Guam where she arrived the 11th.
www.united-states-navy.com /cve/cve91.htm   (747 words)

  
 Makassar
The strait of Makassar, which connects the Java Sea and the Celebes Sea, between the islands of Sulawesi (Celebes) and Borneo, has always been an important transitway for spices and precious wood.
The menu selections are based on French cuisine, with tropical and creole touches, using only the finest meats, the freshest fish and produce, which are acquired daily from the "Großmarkthalle", the "Schlachthof" and the city's wholesale fishmarket -- -- all conveniently located just a block from the restaurant.
This area of the city is called "the stomach of Munich", part of the reason why the owners of Makassar chose this location.
www.makassar.de /site/en/index.php   (167 words)

  
 Wallacea - a transition zone from Asia to Australia, specially rich in marine life (Zubi)
Nusa Tenggara is divided from Bali by the Lombok Strait.
For example the Sape Strait between Sumbawa and Komodo or the Ombai Strait between Alor and Timor.
In the west it is divided from Borneo and thus from the Asian mainland by the narrow but deep Makassar Strait.
www.starfish.ch /dive/Wallacea.html   (1676 words)

  
 Pacific War Maps   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Another early demonstration of the value of air superiority came in this abortive attempt by ABDA to block a Japanese invasion force coming down the Makassar Strait.
Sallying forth on the 3rd and heading north through the Strait, the Allies had a fairly sizable naval contingent at their disposal to stop this force.
They succeeded in damaging two cruisers and forcing the entire squadron to withdraw south to Tjilitjap without ever firing a shot at the approaching Japanese invasion convoy.
www.combinedfleet.com /btl_mak.htm   (97 words)

  
 Battle of Makassar Strait - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Makassar Strait was a naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II.
In early February 1942 these ships were patrolling the Makassar Strait between Borneo and Celebes.
The Naval Battle of Balikpapan, 24 January 1942, is sometimes referred to as the "battle of Makassar Strait", especially in United States Navy sources.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Battle_of_Makassar_Strait   (356 words)

  
 The Sun News | 01/11/2007 | Piece of missing jetliner found off Indonesia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
MAKASSAR, Indonesia - A fisherman found a piece of a Boeing 737 that disappeared more than 10 days ago, the first hard evidence that the plane carrying 102 people had crashed into the sea off northwestern Indonesia, a top search official said today.
The piece of tail from Adam Air Flight KI-574 was recovered Wednesday in the Makassar Strait, 185 miles off Sulawesi Island's coast, said Eddy Suyanto, the head of search and rescue operations.
An Indonesian vessel located three pieces of debris on the Makassar Strait seabed after local fisherman told authorities they had spotted a low-flying, unstable aircraft in the area but lost sight of it after hearing a loud bang.
www.myrtlebeachonline.com /mld/sunnews/news/nation/16433049.htm   (275 words)

  
 The capture of Makassar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The city of Makassar is located at the southwest coast of Celebes Island and is today one of the most important harbors in Southeast Asia.
In Makassar area was stationed approximately 1000 men, of whom half was professional and there were 200 men located in the Southwest Celebes.
A company of KNIL native soldiers caused some casualties to the Japanese, so the bridge guards were immediately after being captured tied in groups of three with their legbandages and thrown from the bridge into the water.
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After shakedown along the west coast, MAKASSAR STRAIT departed San Diego 6 June and steamed, via Pearl Harbor, to the Marshalls carrying replacement aircraft and passengers; thence, she transported military casualties to Pearl Harbor and the west coast where she arrived San Diego, 13 July.
With Composite Squadron 97 embarked, MAKASSAR STRAIT departed Pearl Harbor 29 January 1945 and steamed, via Eniwetok, for combat duty in the western Pacific.
MAKASSAR STRAIT transferred her air squadron to SHIPLEY BAY (CVE-85) at Kerama Retto 7 May and departed later that day for Guam where she arrived the 11th.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/carriers/cve91.txt   (614 words)

  
 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - Fast-track development for West Seno offshore Indonesia
The West Seno field is the first deepwater oil and gas field offshore East Kalimantan that Unocal Indonesia and its co-venturer, Mobil Makassar, plan to develop and one of several prospective areas on the greater Seno structure in the Kutei Basin.
The company has identified five attractive prospects within 9 miles of the Seno discovery that are ready to drill on the Rapak PSC area and northern portion of the Makassar Strait PSC area in early 1999.
The company has identified dozens of additional leads in the Makassar Strait and Rapak PSC areas to be evaluated.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/company/Cns90815.htm   (537 words)

  
 Journal Gazette | 01/11/2007 | 1st debris found of missing plane   (Site not responding. Last check: )
MAKASSAR, Indonesia – A fisherman found a piece of a jetliner missing for more than 10 days in northwestern Indonesia, the first hard evidence that the plane carrying 102 people had crashed, a top search official said early today.
The piece of the Boeing 737’s tail was recovered Wednesday from the Makassar Strait off Sulawesi Island, said Eddy Suyanto, the head of search and rescue operations.
An Indonesian vessel recently found the three pieces of debris on the Makassar Strait seabed after local fisherman told authorities they had spotted a low-flying, unstable aircraft but lost sight of it after hearing a loud bang.
www.fortwayne.com /mld/journalgazette/news/nation/16434947.htm   (420 words)

  
 USS Makassar Strait (CVE 91)
Decommissioned on August 9, 1946, the MAKASSAR STRAIT was placed in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Tacoma.
The MAKASSAR STRAIT was stricken from the Navy list on September 1, 1958.
MAKASSAR STRAIT was originally classified AVG 91, reclassified ACV 91 on 20 August 1942, and reclassified CVE 91 on 15 July 1943; originally named ULITAKA BAY and renamed MAKASSAR STRAIT 6 November 1943; laid down by Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Wash., under Maritime Commission contract 29 December 1943; launched 22 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs.
navysite.de /cve/cve91.htm   (747 words)

  
 The Jamestown Foundation
China’s heavy use of the Malacca and Lombok/Makassar straits in Southeast Asia is emblematic of this concern.
The Malacca Strait is a narrow and congested waterway separating Indonesia and Malaysia, with Singapore located at its southern tip.
At a meeting held in Jakarta in September 2005 to discuss strait security, Ju Chengzi, director general of China’s Ministry of Transportation, said the PRC government was willing to assist the littoral states with capacity building, technical support, training programs, hydrographic surveys, and navigation aids (Xinhua, September 7, 2005).
jamestown.org /publications_details.php?volume_id=415&issue_id=3686&article_id=2370974   (1823 words)

  
 Fisherman Finds Piece of Missing Indonesian Jet - January 11, 2007 - The New York Sun
MAKASSAR, Indonesia — A fisherman found a piece of a Boeing 737 that disappeared more than 10 days ago, the first hard evidence that the plane carrying 102 people had crashed into the sea off northwestern Indonesia, a top search official said today.
The piece of tail from Adam Air Flight KI-574 was recovered yesterday in the Makassar Strait, 185 miles off Sulawesi Island's coast, the head of search and rescue operations, Eddy Suyanto, said.
The USNS Mary Sears, which has sonar and satellite imagery capabilities, was called in to see if the metal could be the remnants of the plane, which fell off radars in the area during 80 mph winds on New Year's day, Mr.
www.nysun.com /article/46475   (448 words)

  
 Measuring the Indonesian Throughflow
The Arlindo mooring observations within Makassar Strait, which span the entire cycle of the strong 1997/1998 El Niño, find a correlation (r = 0.73) between Makassar transport and ENSO (Gordon et al., 1999; though the time series is far too short to say this with assurance).
(1999) found maximum transport through Makassar Strait during the northwest monsoon of 1996-1997, flow observed during the SPGA leaving the interior seas for the Indian Ocean was minimum during the same period (Hautala et al., 2001).
The transport fluctuations through the straits are calculated assuming geostrophy (confirmed by Potemra et al., 2002) to relate the cross-strait pressure gradient to velocity (Hautala et al., 2001).
www.ldeo.columbia.edu /res/div/ocp/projects/instant/projectDescription.html   (5423 words)

  
 Piece of missing jet found in Indonesia - Boston.com
A fisherman found a piece of a Boeing 737 that disappeared more than 10 days ago, the first hard evidence that the plane carrying 102 people had crashed into the sea off northwestern Indonesia, a top search official said Thursday.
In addition to aerial search, a U.S. Navy oceanographic survey ship was trying to determine Wednesday if metal objects found off Sulawesi Island's western coast were the wreckage of a Boeing 737 that disappeared more than a week ago carrying 102 people.
The USNS Mary Sears, which has sonar and satellite imagery capabilities, was called in to see if the metal could be the remnants of the plane which fell off radars in the area during 80 mph winds on New Year's day, Suyanto said Wednesday.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2007/01/10/us_ship_searches_for_indonesia_plane   (673 words)

  
 KnoxNews: World
MAKASSAR, Indonesia - A fisherman found a piece of a Boeing 737 that disappeared more than 10 days ago, the first hard evidence that the plane carrying 102 people had crashed into the sea off northwestern Indonesia, a top search official said Thursday.
A U.S. Navy oceanographic survey ship arrived Wednesday in an area 125 miles from where the tail piece was found to determine whether separate metal objects found on the seabed there also were wreckage from the plane.
An Indonesian vessel located three pieces of debris on the Makassar Strait seabed after local fishermen told authorities they had spotted a low-flying, unstable aircraft in the area but lost sight of it after hearing a loud bang.
www.knoxnews.com /kns/world/article/0,1406,KNS_351_5271154,00.html   (211 words)

  
 NEWS - INTERNATIONAL - Comcast.net
MAKASSAR, Indonesia - A fisherman found a piece of a jetliner missing for more than 10 days in northwestern Indonesia, the first hard evidence that the plane carrying 102 people had crashed, a top search official said Thursday.
On Wednesday, a U.S. Navy oceanographic survey ship was trying to determine whether large pieces of metal found in a separate discovery off Sulawesi's western coast were also wreckage from the plane.
An Indonesian vessel recently found the three pieces of debris on the Makassar Strait seabed after local fisherman told authorities they had spotted a low-flying, unstable aircraft in the area but lost sight of it after hearing a loud bang, naval officials said.
www.comcast.net /news/international/index.jsp?cat=INTERNATIONAL&fn=/2007/01/10/559569.html   (532 words)

  
 Ln-Lz
This is because of a 600 m deep trough along the edge of the Sunda Shelf extending from south of Makassar Strait to north of Lombok Strait that effectively funnels a maximum salinity water mass from Makassar Strait directly to Lombok Strait.
Currents in the Strait are bidirectional in the northeast-southwest direction, with large spatial and temporal variability.
It is dynamically a western boundary current that separates from the shelf north of the Yucatan Strait, becomes unstable, and intermittently sheds anticyclonic eddies or rings into the Gulf of Mexico.
stommel.tamu.edu /~baum/paleo/ocean/node23.html   (1305 words)

  
 ABC News: U.S. Ship Searches for Indonesia Plane
The U.S. Navy ship USNS Mary Sears searches the waters in the Makassar Strait for signs of a missing plane with its sonar and satellite imaging capabilities Wednesday Jan. 10.
MAKASSAR, Indonesia Jan 10, 2007 (AP)— A U.S. Navy oceanographic survey ship was trying to determine Wednesday if large pieces of metal found off Sulawesi Island's western coast were wreckage from a Boeing 737 that disappeared more than a week ago carrying 102 people.
The USNS Mary Sears, which has sonar and satellite imagery capabilities, was called in to see if the metal could be the remnants of Adam Air Flight KI-574, which fell off radars in the area during 80 mph winds, said Eddy Suyanto, the search and rescue mission chief.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=2780866&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312   (441 words)

  
 Straits All Over the World quiz -- free game
This strait connecting the northern tip of Oman (the Arabian Peninsula) and the south coast of Iran is known as _____?
What is the name of the strait (called Karadeniz Bogazi in Turkish) which is a narrow passage between Turkey in Europe and Turkey in Asia, connecting the Sea of Marmara with the Black Sea?
The strait (formerly called the Yenikale Strait) connecting the Azov Sea with the Black Sea is known by the name ________?
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 Java Sea
In response to the movement of the Japanese convoy sighted the previous day in Makassar Strait, a U.S. task force (RAdm William A. Glassford), consisting of light cruisers Boise (CL-47) (flagship) and Marblehead (CL-12) and four destroyers sails from Koepang, Timor, to engage it.
Having proceeded through Gaspar Strait to the north of Banka and failed to contact the Japanese force (which has already reached Banka Strait), ABDA striking force (RAdm Doorman, RNN) is attacked by Japanese naval land attack planes as well as carrier attack planes from carrier Ryujo.
Battle of Sunda Strait continues as heavy cruiser Houston (CA-30) and Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth heading for Sunda Strait, are attacked by three Japanese cruisers and nine destroyers.
www.ww2pacific.com /java.html   (2070 words)

  
 Ultra deepwater floating production facility for Makassar Strait - Offshore
The Makassar Strait is protected by the Philippine Islands in the north and the Indonesian Islands in the south.
The wind and waves are quite benign ranging in the 0.5 m to 1.5 m wave height range with wind speeds of 10 to 20 kts for the normal operating conditions.
The current conditions in the Makassar Strait are of prime concern for their effect on the floating facilities as well as on the subsurface elements such as risers.
www.offshore-mag.com /display_article/247741/9/ARCHI/none/none/Ultra_d   (438 words)

  
 Makassar Strait - Information from Reference.com
Makassar Strait is a strait between the islands of Borneo and Sulawesi in Indonesia.
Ports along the strait include Balikpapan in Borneo, and Makassar and Palu in Sulawesi.
The city of Samarinda is 48 km (30 mi) from the strait, along the Mahakam.
www.reference.com /search?q=Makassar+Strait   (179 words)

  
 Battle of Makassar Strait
The Battle of Makassar Strait was a naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II.
A fleet of the American-British-Dutch-Australian Command, under the command of Admiral Karel Doorman, was on its way to intercept a Japanese invasion convoy when it was attacked by 37 Japanese dive-bombers and forced to retreat.
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