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The Yellow Sea

The yellow sea is also known as the West Sea is a marginal sea located between China and Korea.

A marginal sea is a part of an ocean that remains partially enclosed within islands, peninsulas, and archipelagos.

It derives its name from sand particles from the Gobi Desert sand storms that turn the surface of the water into golden yellow.

The climate is generally characterized by very cold, dry winters and wet warm summers.

Yellow Sea Facts for Kids

  • The major rivers that flow into the Yellow Sea are the Yellow River, Hai River, Yalu River, Han River, and Taedong River.
  • There are several Islands located within the Yellow sea and they are Baengnyeongdo, Amado, Deokjeokdo, Daebudo, Ganghwado, Gageodo, Heuksando, Hauido, Jejudo, Hongdo, Yeongjongdo, Yeonpyeongdo, sindo, Wando, Silmido, Muuido, Jindo, and sido. All these islands are in South Korea.
  • There are more than 200 species of fish in the Yellow sea. The prominent among them include Jellyfish, flounder, chub mackerel, Pacific herring, filefish, eel, squid, horse mackerel, cutlassfish, lizard fishes, croakers, prawns, and sea bream.
  • The Yellow Sea is rich in seaweed, clams, crustaceans, cephalopods, and blue-green algae.
  • The surface area of the Yellow Sea is 380,000km2 making the sea larger than Germany.
  • The average depth of the sea is 44 m and the maximum depth is 152 m
  • The Yellow Sea shares its basin with North Korea, South Korea, and China.
  • The main ports on the sea are Dalian, Tianjin, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, Incheon, Gunsan, Mokpo, and Nambo.
  • A proven reserve of about 9 and 20 billion tonnes of oil has been discovered in the Chinese and North Korean portions of the sea.
  • The yellow sea is considered among the most degraded marine areas on earth. Due to land reclamation and pollution caused by oil spillage.
  • At least 35 species of seabirds migrate through the Yellow Sea in large numbers.
  • Along the coast of the Yellow Sea, the human population is very dense.
  • The spotted seal is the only resident mammal in the Yellow Sea

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Question: Which country share the Yellow Sea basin?

Answer: The Yellow Sea shares its basin with North Korea, South Korea and China.

Question: Identify the islands within the Yellow Sea.

Answer: The Islands within the Yellow sea are Baengnyeongdo, Anmado, Deokjeokdo, Daebudo, Ganghwado, Gageodo, Heuksando, Hauido, Jejudo, Hongdo, Yeongjongdo, Yeonpyeongdo, sindo, Wando, Silmido, Muuido, Jindo, and sido.

Question: What is the average and maximum depth of the Yellow Sea?

Answer: The average depth of the Yellow Sea is 44 m and the maximum depth is 152 m

Question: Identify the rivers that flow into the Yellow Sea

Answer: The Yellow River, Hai River, Yalu River, Han River and Taedong River are major rivers that flow into the Yellow Sea.

Question: What is the surface area of the Yellow Sea?

Answer: The surface area of the Yellow Sea 380,000km2

Question: Name the main ports on the Yellow Sea

Answer: The main ports on the sea are Dalian, Tianjin, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, Incheon, Gunsan, Mokpo, and Nambo.

Question: How many species of fish are found in the Yellow Sea?

Answer: There are more than 200 species of fish in the Yellow sea.

Question: Identify the only resident mammal found in the Yellow Sea.

Answer: The spotted seal is the only resident mammal in the Yellow Sea.

Question: What are the natural resources found beneath the Yellow Sea?

Answer: Natural oil can be found beneath the Yellow Sea.

Question: How did the Yellow Sea derive its name?

Answer: the Yellow Sea derives its name from sand particles from the Gobi Desert sand storms that turn the surface of the water into golden yellow