The Solomon Sea is a section of the western Pacific Ocean located to the east of Papua New Guinea and to the north of the Solomon Islands.
It covers an area of approximately 280,000 square miles (720,000 square kilometers) and is bounded by several islands including New Britain, New Ireland, and Bougainville.
The sea is named after the Solomon Islands, which were named in honor of King Solomon of Israel by the Spanish navigator Alvaro de Mendana in the 16th century.
The sea is known for its rich marine biodiversity, which includes coral reefs, tropical fish, and various species of whales and dolphins.
The Solomon Sea is also an important area for commercial fishing, with tuna being one of the primary species caught in the region. In addition, the sea is home to several active volcanoes and is prone to earthquakes and tsunamis.
The Solomon Sea has played a significant role in the history of the region, serving as a crucial trade route for centuries. During World War II, the sea was the site of several naval battles between the Allied and Japanese forces, including the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942.
Today, the Solomon Sea remains an important region for both commercial and military activities, as well as scientific research into the marine environment and geology of the area.