The biggest sea on earth (photos + video)

If you cannot live without water you should know that the largest sea on the planet is Philippine Sea. The area of the sea is 5,177,562 square kilometres. The Philippine Sea is situated eastward and northward the Philippines. The sea also belongs to the North Pacific Ocean basin.

The prominent sailor Ferdinand Magellan was the first man from Europe who navigated the Philippine Sea. Thus, in 1521 he called it “Mar Filipinas”.

On the southwest the sea is surrounded by the Philippine archipelago (Samar, Luzon, Mindanao, and Leyte). On the southeast the sea is boarded by Yap, Palau, and Ulithi, and Taiwan in the west.

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The Philippine Sea has a compound and varied submarine relief. The ground is shaped into a physical sink by sequences of fracture zones and geologic faults. Island arcs are really stretched edges bulging directly above the surface of the ocean owing to plate tectonic movement in the region, enclosing the Philippine Sea to the south, north, and east. The best examples are Ryukyu Islands, the Philippine archipelago, and the Marianas.

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Additional noticeable characteristic of the Philippine Sea is the presence of bottomless sea channels. Amid them there are the Mariana Trench and the Philippine Trench.

The Philippine Sea flora and fauna is very rich. There almost 15% of all planet species live in deep waters of the sea. The also has an unusual naval bionetwork. There are many various types of sharks, sea turtles, octopuses, moray eels, snakes, and sea tuna. Furthermore, the Philippine Sea is a depositing ground for tuna, Japanese eel, and diverse whale species. Learn more about the largest seas on the planet

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