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Super spin in the southern seas

The southern oceans are generally considered as isolated systems, much like their northern counterparts. But a combination of historical data and new density profiles suggests that they may be connected on a global scale.

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Figure 1: Southern supergyre.

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Roemmich, D. Super spin in the southern seas. Nature 449, 34–35 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/449034a

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