Yucatán Current

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Yucatán Current

[¦yü·kə¦tän ′kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
A rapid northward flowing current along the western side of the Yucatán Strait; generally loops to the north and exits as the Florida Current.
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occur most of the year in open ocean regions, such as the Florida Current-Gulf Stream system off of the Florida Keys, Central Florida, the Sargasso Sea, the Caribbean, and the Yucatan Current. Oreaster clavatus occurs off of West Africa and is genetically equidistant from both O.
disperse from the Caribbean current northward to the Yucatan current that travels past Belize and Mexico.