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gyre:

see oceanocean,
interconnected mass of saltwater covering 70.78% of the surface of the earth, often called the world ocean. It is subdivided into four (or five) major units that are separated from each other in most cases by the continental masses. See also oceanography.
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gyre

[jīr]
(oceanography)
A closed circulatory system that is larger than a whirlpool or eddy.
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It has washed up on the most remote beaches, amassed in distant gyres, and been discovered in the bodies of dead organisms from fish to birds to whales.
23) They are, however, lower than those reported for the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre (NPSG).
In this case an extensive cyclonic gyre with a maximum velocity of ca 10 mm [s.
Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.
Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.
Also known as the Northern Pacific subtropical gyre, the Patch is a 10-million-square-mile stretch of ocean about 800 miles north of Hawaii.
It sits on the third floor of the new GYRE commercial development, which holds upscale retailers such as Chanel and Bulgari as well as gourmet shops and restaurants.
Around 10,000 of them headed westwards circling around to Alaska and down to Japan, then back to their original drop-site in three years, before setting off to Alaska again on the North Pacific Gyre current to the Arctic.
This powerful circulation, or gyre, in the North Atlantic moves warm, salty water north, keeping Europe relatively temperate.
During their first three years at sea the toys completed one 6,800-mile orbit of the Pacific Gyre, a current which circulates around the edge of the ocean - passing through the waters of Indonesia, Australasia, South America and Hawaii - at the rate of seven miles a day.
The last decade or so has seen the American cellist Yo-Yo Ma turning in a widening gyre away from core classical repertoire and toward the less familiar airspace of World Music, a catchall that makes neighbors of rappers from Marseille and oud players from Lebanon.