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    1. Ocean Currents “Rivers in the Ocean” By Cele http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/World_Ocean_Current.ja.jpg

    2. Ocean Currents are caused by convection currents. Convection currents are when the water warms from a heat source -which is the sun in this case. After that, the warm water rises and the cold air sinks. The Sun and the Earth’s rotation also cause ocean currents. The 2 things that keep these currents in motion are the Sun’s heat and the Earth’s rotation. How are Ocean Currents Made? http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/ocean-current-1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/oceanography/ocean-current.htm&usg=__ehQSvRcpQqkbHZz9zk9jZZRxCz8=&h=317&w=400&sz=25&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=Co46oZl6RXTtIM:&tbnh=158&tbnw=199&prev=/images%3Fq%3Docean%2Bcurrent%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox%26rlz%3D1I7ADBR_en%26biw%3D1259%26bih%3D657%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=593&vpy=120&dur=844&hovh=200&hovw=252&tx=153&ty=125&ei=9rGsTPyTGMT7lweXqtTOBw&oei=9rGsTPyTGMT7lweXqtTOBw&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0

    3. How do Ocean Currents Effect the Weather? The temperature of the water always effects the air above it. If the water is warm the air temperature gets warmer. Example: The Gulf Stream’s water is warm. When the water washes up on England’s shore, it brings warm, muggy weather to England.

    4. Gy R es Gyres are many ocean currents rotating in a system. There are 5 main ocean gyres. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.icit.hw.ac.uk/images/student-web-project/ocean-current-4.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.icit.hw.ac.uk/student_project/nicola1.htm&usg=__RDCyqovKaJlG9n7A-Vf6mfdFl4s=&h=293&w=433&sz=28&hl=en&start=105&zoom=1&tbnid=L8sY0I0Zmvsh-M:&tbnh=139&tbnw=205&prev=/images%3Fq%3Docean%2Bcurrent%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox%26rlz%3D1I7ADBR%26biw%3D1259%26bih%3D657%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=937&ei=abCsTKL0LMWqngfCg5XhDA&oei=sq-sTLibHsT_lgeNkJHOBw&esq=3&page=8&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:10,s:105&tx=98&ty=55

    5. East Australian Current This current is a warm-water current that runs clockwise down the coast of Australia. The average amount of knots is 2 to 3 knots. In Finding Nemo, Marlin and Dory travel with sea turtles in the East Australian Current to go and find Nemo. http://www.sandersartstudio.com/media/5/a20792a1271c05fca158e2_m.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Australian_Current

    6. Antarctic Circumpolar Current It was called “the mightiest current in the ocean” by some people. This current is the only ocean current that circles the globe. It transports more water than any other ocean current. http://oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu/southern/antarctic-cp.html http://www.science-in-salamanca.tas.csiro.au/themes/climate/currents2.jpg

    7. The Gulf Stream The Gulf Stream is an ocean current that runs from Florida, up to Canada, then across the Atlantic to England. It is a warm current and home to many sea creatures such as sharks, whales, and many fish. The arrows are the Gulf Stream (except it keeps going to England). http://www.nc-climate.ncsu.edu/outreach/ccms/2003/ben_jon/Pictures/Gulf-Stream2.gif

    8. Gulf Stream System The Gulf Stream System is a mix of different ocean currents. http://www.computescotland.com/images/zG18jIx8wv3h1l0CPeaG08o0b4.jpg

    9. Cool thing totry! Put a message in an enclosed bottle that floats. Write your email or some way for the person- if someone finds it- to get in contact with you. If you never get a note back that someone found your message, then you are very unlucky. It will be cool to see where it goes! http://morandonaamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/message-in-a-bottle21.jpg

    10. GO! STOP! Stop putting our trash in the oceans. People and animals all over the world are finding them. This trash is killing animals worldwide! Go put your trash in the appropriate spot- a trash can. Also recycle your plastic bottles and paper.