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Oyashio Current

Oyashio Current The western boundary current in the subpolar gyre of the North Pacific. It originates in the Bering Sea and flows south-west off the Kuril Islands to meet the Kuroshio Current east of northern Japan. The current flows at less than 0.5 m/s, it is cold (4–5°C at 200 m depth), and has a low salinity (33.7–34.0 parts per thousand).

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Oyashio current

Oyashio current Western boundary current in the subpolar gyre of the N. Pacific. It originates in the Bering Sea and flows south-west off the Kuril Islands to meet the Kuroshio current east of northern Japan. The current flows at less than 0.5 m/s, it is cold (4–5°C at 200 m depth), and has a low salinity (33.7–34.0 parts per thousand).

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