ocean current

NOUN
  1. the steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction
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How To Use ocean current In A Sentence

  • And the ocean currents tend to drift westwards on the northern side.
  • In normal use, the flex joint actually allows the riser going up to the rig to move with ocean currents and is usually made with an elastomer. Robert L. Cavnar: Explaining BP's Explanation: Next Effort to Stop Oil
  • It also alters ocean currents, which move fish stocks farther away from the colony in some years. Times, Sunday Times
  • Larvae may immediately become bottom dwellers or pelagic for a short period to be broadcast over vast distances by ocean currents.
  • A direct and obvious example is that many marine animals are dispersed around the globe by ocean currents.
  • The massive input of freshwater from melted ice would destabilise the great conveyor system of deep ocean currents that transports heat around the globe and maintains climate the way it is.
  • The purpose was to map ocean currents. Times, Sunday Times
  • Some believe that it is because of unusually strong cold ocean currents, which improve the chances of penguins surviving the journey.
  • Specifically, FERC recommends that MMS not issue any rule applicable to wave and ocean current projects that would interfere with FERC's regulatory responsibilities under the Federal Power Act ( "FPA") or frustrate orderly development of hydropower projects on the OCS. Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
  • Rivers of plastic objects are carried by great ocean currents from North America, Japan, and other lands along the North Pacific rim into the gyre.
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