Outline of Enclosed Coastal Seas in the World

International EMECS Center, 2003, Environmental Guidebook on the Enclosed Coastal Seas of the World

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Enclosed Sea
Area
Surface area
( km2 )
Volume
( km3 )
Average depth
( m )
Maximum depth
( m )
Overview
1
Chesapeake Bay
North America
18,130
0.068
6.4
53
2
San Francisco Bay
North America
1,222
6
5
109
3
Gulf of Mexico
North America
1,535,015
2,434
1,615
4,384
4
Mediterranean Sea
Europe,Africa
2,500,000
3,700,000
1,500
4,982
5
North Sea
Europe
750,000
94,000
95
700
6
Balitic Sea
Europe
415,266
21,721
52.3
459
7
Persian Gulf
West Asia
260,000
9,100
35
>100
8
Gulf of Thailand
Asia
320,000
14,400
45
80
9
Bohai Sea
East Asia
7,284
131
18
85
10
Seto Inland Bay
East Asia(Japan)
23,203
8,815
38
-
11
Black Sea
Europe,Asia
423,000
547,000
1,240
2,212
12
Puget Sound
North America
approx. 2,500
approx. 170
approx. 65
283
13
Hudson Bay
Canada
760,000
95,000
125
234
14
Gulf of California
Mexico
approx. 170,000
-
-
over 2,000
15
Caribbean Sea
North & South America
2,515,900
-
-
7,535m
16
Red Sea
Middle East & African
440,000
230,560
524
2,920
17
Bay of Bengal
East Asis
approx. 2,000,000
-
-
-
18
South China Sea
East Asia
3,600,000
4,320,000
over 1,200
5,000
19
Yellow Sea
East Asia
4000,000
17,600
44
100
20
East China Sea
East Asia
752,000
263,000
350
2720
21
Sea of Japan
East Asia (Japan)
1,300,000
1,750,000
1,350
3,796
( References : International EMECS Center, 2003, Environmental Guidebook on the Enclosed Coastal Seas of the World )