Cenderawasih Bay

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Cenderawasih Bay
Map of Cenderawasih Bay from the North New Guinea Expedition (1903)

Cenderawasih Bay (Indonesian: Teluk Cenderawasih, means : Bird of Paradise Bay), also Teluk Sarera (Sarera Bay), formerly Geelvink Bay (Dutch: Geelvinkbaai) is a large bay in northern Province of Papua and West Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia, at 2°30′S 135°18′E / 2.5°S 135.3°E / -2.5; 135.3Coordinates: 2°30′S 135°18′E / 2.5°S 135.3°E / -2.5; 135.3. The Dutch name comes from a Dutch ship and family called Geelvinck. The western part of the bay was declared a marine national park in 2002.

Islands in the Bay[edit]

West Papua Province:

Papua Province:

The Wamma River, Tabai River, Warenai River, and Wapoga River empty into the Bay. The Mapia Islands lie to the north, and south of Palau. Bird's Head Peninsula borders the northwest part of the Bay.