Bali Sea Facts

Bali Sea Facts
The Bali Sea is located north of Bali and south of Indonesia's Kangean Island, in the Flores Sea's south-west region. The Madura Strait flows into the Bali Sea from the west. The Bali Sea covers an area of 17,000 square miles and has a maximum depth of 5,217 feet. It is sometimes grouped in with the Flores Sea in some nautical charts but is a distinct sea for navigational purposes.
Interesting Bali Sea Facts:
The Bali Sea has been the location of several tsunamis in recorded history, including one in 1815, 1818, 1857, and 1917. The latter tsunamis had 9.8 foot and 6.6 foot heights, respectively.
Some of the common sea life that can be spotted in the Bali Sea include nudibranchs, clown trigger fish, mandarin fish, manta rays, mola mola, and turtles.
Scuba diving is a popular activity in the Bali Sea. Divers commonly see frog fish, Oriental Sweetlips Fish, Latticed butterfly fish, titan triggerfish, semicircle angelfish, trumpet fish, powder blue surgeonfish, peacock grouper fish, toby fish, leaf fish, stone fish, scorpion fish, and bumphead parrot fish.
Turtles common to the Bali Sea include green turtles, and sea turtles.
There are reef octopus in the waters of the Bali Sea, as well as shrimp, sea snakes, and sea stars.
There is a hairy frogfish in the waters of the Bali Sea that looks like a sea monster but has venomous spines that should be avoided. They use the spines to sting their prey. It has been referred to as 'the spawn of satan' because it is so ugly.


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