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East-China Sea

The East China Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) is a vast, semi-enclosed LME bordered by China, South Korea, and Japan. It extends to the Taiwan Strait and is bounded to the North by the Yellow Sea LME. The East China Sea LME is influenced by the warm Tsushima Current, which originates in this LME, and by the Kuroshio Current, of higher temperature and salinity, in the south. It is a monsoonal system.

2454: World Bank/GEF Partnership Investment Fund for Pollution Reduction in the Large Marine Ecosystems of East Asia (Tranche 1 of 3 tranches)

01 Jan 2016


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