Other names: Yuya Ansha 榆亚暗沙;
|Satellite image of Investigator Shoal by NASA.|
|Location||South China Sea|
|People's Republic of China|
|Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|District||Truong Sa, Khanh Hoa|
Investigator Shoal, known as Yuya Ansha (Chinese: 榆亚暗沙) in China, Terumbu Peninjau in Malaysia, Pawikan in the Philippines, and bãi Thám hiểm in the Vietnamese is an atoll above water at low tide; some large rocks at the western end might be visible at high water. The atoll has a total length of 32.1 km, and is up to 10.6 km wide. The total area of the atoll is 188 km². The lagoon is up to 45 meters deep.
Three reefs of the atoll have Vietnamese and Chinese Names:
The Chinese names translate to Wave Frontier Reef, Two Horn Reef and Head of the Reef, while in English Western Reef, Central Reef and Eastern Reef have been adopted.
|Part of a series on the|
Spratly Islands military occupations map
- measured from the satellite image with the measuring tool at Wikimapia
- Atoll Area, Depth and Rainfall
- Joshua Ho; Sam Bateman (15 February 2013). Maritime Challenges and Priorities in Asia: Implications for Regional Security. Routledge. pp. 74–. ISBN 978-1-136-29820-2.
- David Hancox and Victor Prescott: A Geographical Description of the Spratly Islands and an Account of Hydrographic Surveys amongst those islands, page 18
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