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Coral Sea

Coral Sea, southwest arm of the Pacific Ocean, between Australia, New Guinea, and Vanuatu. The Great Barrier Reef lies along its western edge. During World War II it was the scene of a major U.S. victory against the Japanese in 1942; the battle, fought by aircraft near the Louisiade Archipelago, checked the southward expansion of the Japanese.

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Coral Sea

Coral Sea Arm of the sw Pacific Ocean between the Great Barrier Reef off the e coast of Australia, Vanuatu (e) and New Guinea (nw). It was the scene of a US naval victory over the Japanese in 1942.

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Coral Sea

Coral Sea a part of the western Pacific lying between Australia, New Guinea, and Vanuatu, the scene of a naval battle between US and Japanese carriers in 1942.

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