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[Ocean Currents]

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The table below lists the ocean currents, their location, relative temperature, ocean and direction of movement.
  

Ocean Currents

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Name

Location

Relative
Temperature

Ocean

Direction of
Movement

Agulhas

SE Africa

warm

Indian

SW

Alaska

Gulf of Alaska

warm

N Pacific

N & W

Aleutian

Mid ocean

cold

N Pacific

E

Antarctic Drift

Around Antarctica

cold

South Polar

E

Antilles

N of Bahama Island

warm

N Atlantic

NW

Benguela

W Coast of Africa

cold

S Atlantic

N

Brazil

E Coast of S America

warm

S Atlantic

S

California

W Coast of USA

cold

N Pacific

S

Canaries

NW Coast of Africa

cold

N Atlantic

S

Caribbean

Into Gulf of Mexico

warm

Caribbean Sea

W

East Australian

E Coast of Australia

warm

SW Pacific (Tasman Sea)

S

East Greenland

E Coast of Greenland

cold

N Atlantic (Greenland Sea)

S

Equatorial Counter Current

Equatorial Regions

warm

Equatorial Regions

Various

Falkland

S Atlantic

cold

S Atlantic

N

Florida

N Atlantic

warm

N Atlantic

N

Guinea

N Atlantic

warm

N Atlantic

E

Gulf Stream

N Atlantic

warm

N Atlantic

NE

Kamchatka

N Pacific

cold

N Pacific

S

Kuroshio

N Pacific

warm

N Pacific

N

Labrador

N Atlantic

cold

N Atlantic

S

Monsoon

Indian

warm

Indian

E

Mozambique

Indian

warm

Indian

S

North Equatorial Drift

NW Europe

warm

N Atlantic

E-NE

North Equatorial

Equatorial Regions

warm

Equatorial Regions

W

North Pacific

Mid ocean

warm

N Pacific

E

Norwegian

N Europe

warm

N Atlantic

NE

Oyashio

Japan

cold

N Pacific

S

Peru

SW S America

cold

S Pacific

N

South Equatorial

S of Equator

warm

Pacific / Atlantic / Indian

W

West Australian

W Australia

cold

Indian

N

West Greenland

SW Greenland

cold

N Atlantic

N