Bismarck Sea in Papua New Guinea
The Bismarck Sea (
Like the Bismarck Archipelago, it is named in honour of the first
On the North and East. By the Northern and Northeastern coasts of the islands of
New Ireland, New Hanover, the Admiralty Islands, Hermit Island, and the Ninigo Group, through Manu and AuaIslands to Wuvulu Islandand thence a line to Baudissin Point in New Guinea (142°02'E).
On the Southeast. A line from the Southern point of New Ireland along the parallel of 4°50' South to the coast of
New Britain, along its Northern coast and thence a line from its Western extreme through the Northern point of Umboi Island to Teliata Point, New Guinea ( )
On the Southwest. By the Northeast coast of New Guinea.
Recent explorations in the Bismarck Sea seabed have yielded discoveries of mineral-rich beds of