View Full Version : How did the Yellow Sea get its name?
01-16-2003, 03:08 PM
The Yellow Sea (http://www.wbkenglish.com/images/Yellow%20Sea%20Texted.jpg)
Please tell me it's because too many little kids go swimming in it.
Earl Snake-Hips Tucker
01-16-2003, 03:12 PM
Naw, it's because it's off the coast of China.
Google "yellow sea named because"
01-16-2003, 03:32 PM
'Cuz everyone's too scared to go in (there all yelluh).
If it has anything to do with the Yellow River, then it would be because of loess, a yellow dust found in the river.
01-16-2003, 04:52 PM
My first guess would be because of yellowish silt found at river outlets and such - and a brief search finds that the Yellow Sea is a:
Large inlet of the W Pacific Ocean, between NE China and the Korean peninsula. Famous for its fishing grounds, it connects with the E. China Sea on the south; the Shandong Peninsula extends into it from the west. It has an area of 180,000 sq mi (466,200 sq km) and a maximum depth of 338 ft (103 m). It derives its name from the color of the silt-laden water discharged into it by the Huang and other major Chinese rivers, incl. the Chang and Liao. Leading port cities include Shanghai and Tientsin in China, Inchon in S. Korea, and Nampo in N. Korea.
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