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Caribbean Current[kar·ə′bē·ən ′kər·ənt]
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.