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West Pacific
Scope Notes: Before 1978, search Pacific Ocean AND west. Before 1995, this term sometimes applied to the Kermadec and Tonga trench region east of 180#DG meridian; Polynesian Pacific was also sometimes used for that part of the West Pacific east of the Macquarie Ridge-New Zealand arc. Timor Sea was considered a narrower term from 1981-1994.
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