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Image of the ocean currents. Note that

  • E. Greenland + Labrador + Norwegian = Viking gyre
  • Gulf stream + N. Atlantic Drift + Canary + N. Equatorial = Columbus gyre
  • S. Equatorial + Brazil + South Atlantic + Benguela = Navigator gyre
  • S. Indian + S. Equatorial + Mozambique + W. Australia = Majid gyre
  • Alaska + N. Pacific + Oyashio = Aloet gyre
  • Kuroshio + N. Equatorial + California = Turtle gyre
  • Peru + S. Pacific + E. Australia = Heyerdahl gyre

Finally, a few gyres also exist at the poles (not shown at this map); these are:

  • North Pole: Polar bear gyre, Storkerson gyre, Melville gyre
  • South Pole: Penguin gyre

References for the currents: Curtis Ebbesmeyer map at Wired

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