|Connects waters||Visayas lake|
|with water||San Bernardino Street , San Juanico Street|
|Separates land mass||Samar , Leyte|
|of land mass||Ticao , Luzon|
|Geographical location||11 ° 49 ′ 30 ″ N , 124 ° 30 ′ 0 ″ E|
The Samar Sea is a strait in the northeast of the Visayas Islands in the central part of the Philippines . It occupies an area of 3870 km² and is a relatively shallow strait of the Philippine Sea. The average water depth is less than 200 meters. in the Bicol and Eastern Visayas administrative regions .
In the west it merges into the Visayas Sea , in the north over the San Bernardino Strait into the Philippine Sea and in the southeast over the San Juanico Strait into the Gulf of Leyte .
The Samar Sea is surrounded by the following islands: Samar in the east, Leyte in the south, Masbate in the west, Ticao in the northwest and Luzon in the north.
In the south of Samar Sea is the island of Biliran , north of which the smaller Maripipi- , Almagro- , Camandag- , Capinahan- , Caygan- , Dalutan- , Karikiki- , Libucan Daco- , Santo Niño , Sambawan- and Tagapul-an Iceland . In the northern part of the Samar Sea are the Naranjo Islands and the islands of Capul and Dalupiri . Higatangan Island is located at the transition to Lake Visayas .
- ↑ Comprehensive National Fisheries Industry Development Plan (CNFIDP) (PDF; 3.7 MB)
- ↑ Analysis of Demersal Fish Assemblages in Selected Philippine Fishing Grounds ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Author: Wilfredo L. Campos publication of the Division of Biological Sciences College of Arts & Sciences University of the Philippines in the Visayas