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    Geelvink Bay (Cenderawasih Bay) Biak Numfor Regency | Papua Province Indonesia

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Geelvink Bay (Cenderawasih Bay) is a large body of water located between the mainland of western New Guinea. To the north is the Schouten Island Group (Schouten Archipelago) including Biak Island. Named by the Dutch in honor of the Geelvinck family and ship.

Today
After Indonesian independence, renamed "Cenderawasih Bay" or "Teluk Cenderawasih" meaning "Bird of Paradise Bay". Also known as "Teluk Sarera" (Sarera Bay). During 2002 declared as a marine national park.

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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