East Australia Current

East Australia Current

[¦ēst ȯ′strāl·yə ‚kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
The current which is formed by part of the South Equatorial Current and flows southward along the eastern coast of Australia.
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The continuous plankton recorder survey stretched from the Leeuwin Current in the west to the East Australia Current off NSW.
The Australian Continuous Plankton Recorder survey (AusCPR) has successfully deployed a plankton recorder behind the commercial vessel ANL Windarra from Brisbane to Melbourne on 27-29 June, collecting the first monthly samples for phytoplankton and zooplankton species identification along the East Australia Current.
In winter cool water flows eastward through the Bass Strait and plunges down the continental shelf under the warm East Australia Current like a waterfall, creating choppy waters above.
ix) At times an eddy of the East Australia Current will flow around Gabo Island and into the northeast part of Bass Strait.
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