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Definition: Tasman Sea from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

Part of the Pacific Ocean between southeast Australia and northwest New Zealand. It is named after the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman.


Summary Article: TASMAN SEA
from Historical Dictionary of Australia

The Tasman Sea is the water body separating Australia and New Zealand, approximately 2,000 kilometers across and about 2,800 kilometers north–south. The southern boundary of the Tasman Sea is the subtropical convergence zone at about 45 degrees southern latitude, and the northern boundary is the Tasman Front at the edge of the Coral Sea at about 32 degrees southern latitude. The Tasman Sea is a southwestern arm of the southern Pacific Ocean. The sea is named after the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, the first recorded European to navigate it.

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