TITLE

Tropical North Atlantic

PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Oceans Atlas;2007, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Information on the Tropical North Atlantic from a chapter of the book "Oceans Atlas: An Interactive Ocean Adventure" is presented. It notes that the north Atlantic is swept by a ring of currents which flow in a continuous cycle around the ocean. It explains the role of currents and their associated wind systems in dictating the routes used by explorers as they travelled the world. It describes the migration of European eels to the tropical Atlantic to breed.
ACCESSION #
43827242

 

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