Antilles Current

Antilles Current
a warm ocean current flowing NW along the N coast of the Greater Antilles and joining the Florida Current off the SW coast of Florida.

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      branch of the Atlantic North Equatorial Current, forming part of the clockwise-setting ocean-current system in the North Atlantic Ocean. It flows northwestward along the north side of the Greater Antilles islands and merges with the Florida Current, which issues from the Gulf of Mexico through the Straits of Florida to form the initial portion of the Gulf Stream system.

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