Name / Description

Canary Current

Type

Currents, Trenches, Ridges, and Streams

Discoverer

Portuguese in 14th century

Length (miles)

1200

Part of / Flows into

North Atlantic

Additional Notes

Along North African coast southward between 30 degrees north and 10 degrees north; eastern limb of the North Atlantic subtropical gyre.

Related Images

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Ocean currents producing clockwise gyre of water in the North Atlantic between 30 degrees north and 60 degrees north. Consists of the Canry and North Equatorial Currents, plus the Gulf Stream.

Related Water Bodies

Gulf Stream, North Equatorial Current, North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre

External Links

Surface Currents of the Atlantic Ocean