Canary Current


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Canary Current

[kə′ner·ē ‚kər·ənt]
(oceanography)
The prevailing southward flow of water along the northwestern coast of Africa.
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There are two main reasons for the constant temperature, firstly the island is in the path of the North-East Trade Wind and secondly the cool Canary Current.
Since trade winds in the Atlantic blow from the northeast to the southwest, Michael was able to ride the Canary Current southward and the North Equatorial Current westward during his trip," says Sienkiewicz (see map, above).