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Ocean currents are getting faster

by Stephanie Pappas, Live Science

The change is driven by global warming and wind.

Ocean currents are moving faster today than they did two decades ago.

New research, published today (Feb. 6) in the journal Science Advances, finds that this acceleration is occurring around the globe, with the most noticeable effects in the tropical latitudes. The enhanced speed isn’t just at the ocean’s surface, but is occurring as deep as 6,560 feet (2,000 meters).

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