East Australian Current


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East Australian Current

 

a warm current of the Pacific Ocean on the eastern shore of Australia, a branch of the South Trade Winds current. It is directed from north to south, turning eastward near the island of Tasmania. Its speed reaches 2 km/hr. The water temperature in February ranges from 26° C in the north to 17° C in the south, and in July from 22° C to 12° C. Its salinity is around 35.5 parts per thousand.

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Cresswell's charts of the East Australian Current and its impact on the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race fleet have been an important feature of pre-race briefings for several years.
The East Australian Current (EAC) is generally felt by yachts racing north at this time.
Highlights include their encounter with Bruce the Shark's (Barry Humphries) self-help group of reformed predators (``Fish are friends, not food'') and the hippie sea turtle dudes surfing their way along the East Australian Current.
Crush's Coaster will be a spectacular roller coaster attraction based on the film Finding Nemo and tell the story of how Nemo's friend Crush the sea turtle takes him on a journey to experience the East Australian current.
You'll climb aboard a turtle shell and plunge into the East Australian current, an underwater experience simulated by sophisticated lighting, sound effects and imaging technology.
Sophisticated show lighting, sound effects and imaging technology creating a whimsical whirl through the East Australian current.

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