Where is Arafura Sea?
The Arafura Sea is a tropical sea that lies between the Australian continent and the island of New Guinea. It is a tributary of the Pacific Ocean, but is occasionally considered part of the Indian Ocean due to its location and covers an area of about 650,000 km2.
The sea is for the most part, on the Arafura Socket and has an average depth of about 150 m. The relatively shallow depth is due to the fact that the Arafura sea has formed in the last ice age, together with new Guinea and Australia, the continent of Sahul. The aborigines of Australia were able to immigrate from Asia via the landmass of that time. The lowest point is the Arutief at 3,680 m. The water surface is very warm all year round.
The Arafura Sea forms part of the Australasian Mediterranean. It is bordered to the West by the Timor Sea and to the East by the Torres Strait to the Coral Sea.
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