COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Dan Haifley, Our Ocean Backyard: Ocean currents carry nutrients to marine life
Description: Dense, cold, high-oxygen water, from the mixing of the Oyashio Current and Kuroshio Current, sinks near the Kamchatka Peninsula northeast of Japan. That is where the "North Pacific Intermediate Water" system begins its journey to North America. As it flows along the ocean's intermediate depths, from 600 feet and 3,000 feet below the surface, it loses oxygen and gains carbon dioxide and nitrate before it upwells off the coast from Oregon and Baja California. [Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel]
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Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel
Publish Date: 8/31/2015
Reading Level: Basic
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