Bohai Sea Facts

Bohai Sea Facts
The Bohai Sea is located on the coast of North and Northeastern China, and it is the Yellow Sea's innermost gulf. It is also known as Pohai Bay, Bo Gulf, and Bohai Gulf. Its location, being close to China's capital city Beijing, makes it one of the world's busiest waterways. The Bohai Sea covers approximately 30,116 square miles.
Interesting Bohai Sea Facts:
Prior to the 1900s the Bohai Sea was often referred to as the Gulf of Chihli, Pechili, or the Gulf of Pechihli.
Major ports of the Bohai Sea include the Port of Huanghua, Tianjin Port, the Port of Tangshan Caofeidian, the Port of Tangshan, the Port of Jingtang, Qinhuangdao Port, and the Port of Yingkou.
Major cities located on the coast of the Bohai Sea include Laizhou, Weifang, Weihai, Penglai, Longkou, Yantai, Qinhuangdao, Dalian, and Tianjin.
There are significant gas and oil reserves located in the Bohai Sea. There are often oil spills in this region. In 2011 three occurred in only two months.
There have been several plans to build tunnels across sections of Bohai Sea's strait to connect various cities but they have not begun.
It is reported that rapid development of the economy of the regions bordering the Bohai Sea in the past 30 years has resulted in widespread pollution which is estimated to affect 22% of the water.
The salinity of the Bohai Sea has decreased due to the decrease in runoff from the Yellow River. This has resulted in too high salinity for much of the marine life.

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