Oyashio

Oyashio

[ō′yā·shē·ō]
(oceanography)
A cold current flowing from the Bering Sea southwest along the coast of Kamchatka, past the Kuril Islands, continuing close to the northeast coast of Japan, and reaching nearly 35°N.
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This estuary is semiclosed and is connected to Akkeshi Bay (open to the Pacific Ocean-controlled cold Oyashio Current) via a narrow channel (width, 500 m).
Finally, Buller's Shearwaters are indicated as being absent from the entire northwestern Pacific, whereas they occur east of Japan, in the confluence of the Oyashio and Kuroshio currents, fairly regularly.
In particular, the waters off Fukushima are squeezed between the Kuroshio, which flows northeastward near Chiba Prefecture and then turns eastward, and the colder and fresher Oyashio Current, which flows south from the Arctic Ocean.
A: Roughly speaking, the sub-arctic Oyashio current, which flows southward along the Pacific coasts of Hokkaido and the Tohoku region, and the Kuroshio current, which flows northward from the Kyushu and Shikoku regions, collide off Choshi, Chiba Prefecture during this period of the season.
The Oyashio class of eleven submarines, commissioned between 1998 and 2008, is the major class in service.
Navigational logs kept on board the MSDF's 2,750-ton Oyashio have shown that the vessel, moving in a southwesterly direction, veered to the right when it was supposed to go straight, the officials said.
This fact suggests that this cold water was not an upwelling of bottom water but due to southern movement of Oyashio.
The 2,700-ton Oyashio was on a training exercise at the time of the 8 p.
Meanwhile, the Oyashio Current, with low water temperature and high nutrient levels, containing meltwater from drift ice in the Sea of Okhotsk, flows into the Pacific Ocean through the Nemuro Strait, then flows southwestward along the eastern coast of Hokkaido (Nagata et al.
Two predominant currents, the warm Kuroshio Current and the cold Oyashio Current, meet in the Northwest Pacific Ocean.
The localities between the eastern Tsugaru Strait and Todohokke in the Pacific Ocean where the sea urchin was not found are affected by low water temperature, caused by the Oyashio Current (Ohtani 1987.
The 2,750-ton Oyashio measures 81 meters long and 9 meters wide.