Caribbean Current


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Caribbean Current

[kar·ə′bē·ən ′kər·ənt]
(oceanography)
A water current flowing westward through the Caribbean Sea.

Caribbean Current

 

a current in the Caribbean Sea, anextension of the North Equatorial Current of the AtlanticOcean. It flows to the west and northwest along the Great An-tilles Islands and then south at speeds of 1–2.8 km/hr andhigher. The water temperature is 25°-28°C; salinity is approxi-mately 36.0 parts per thousand.

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These reports indicate that the large amount of sargassum-and presumably the dolphin associating with it--in the Caribbean is being pushed to the west where the Caribbean current should carry it northward ultimately through the Yucatan Straits into the Gulf of Mexico," he said.
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The water advected northward by the eddies probably then enters the Caribbean Current.
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As stated in the preface by Peter Manuel, Caribbean Currents is intended as an introductory text, primarily for undergraduate college students.
Caribbean Currents is organized into ten chapters, each of which constitutes a separate study that may be read independency of other sections.
All of the contributing authors to Caribbean Currents synthesize a tremendous amount of information in their respective chapters, which read well and should be accessible to a diverse audience.
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