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Counterclockwise Circulation in the Pacific Subantarctic Sector of the Southern Ocean

Richard F. McGinnis
Science
New Series, Vol. 186, No. 4165 (Nov. 22, 1974), pp. 736-738
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1739978
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Counterclockwise Circulation in the Pacific Subantarctic Sector of the Southern Ocean
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Abstract

The distribution of isohalines in the upper 500 meters of Pacific subantarctic waters can be interpreted as evidence for an endemic counterclockwise circulation, the westward component of which is at 40 to 45 degrees south latitude. The distributions of a number of lanternfish species (family Myctophidae) lend support to such an interpretation.

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