Ocean Currents

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A (What) can be characterized as a river of moving water in the ocean?

A Current

What are the two main types of Ocean Currents?

Surface Currents and Deep Ocean Currents

What are Surface Currents

Horizontal Currents caused by Consistent Wind Patterns

What are Deep Ocean Currents?

Vertical Currents caused by Differences in Water Density

What current is caused by Consistent Wind Patterns?

Surface Currents

Who mapped the Gulf Stream

Benjamin Franklin

In what direction does the Gulf Stream travel?

North

What organisms do Surface currents carry from place to place?

Plankton