Gulf Stream

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The Gulf Stream, also known as the North Atlantic Drift, is a powerful, warm, and swift Atlantic ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico, exits through the Straight of Florida, and follows the eastern coastlines of the United States and Newfoundland. Its extension toward Europe, called the North Atlantic drift, makes West-European countries considerably warmer than they would be otherwise.