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Alaska Current[ə′las·kə ′kər·ənt]
the northern branch of the North Pacific Current, in the northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean. The Alaska Current runs from south to north and then from east to west in the Gulf of Alaska. It enters the Bering Sea through the eastern straits of the Aleutian Islands. It has a speed of from 0.9 to 1.9 km/hr. Water temperature varies from 2°C to 7°C in February and from 10°C to 15°C in August. The Alaska Current is part of the Kuroshio system of warm currents.