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    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2005 Jun 11, 17:40 +1000

    > Frank Reed:
    > And just for fun: What's the most famous ocean current? Three  years ago,
    > it
    > was probably the Gulf Stream, but that title now almost certainly  goes to
    > its
    > down-under counterpart, the East Australian Current or EAC. Thanks  to a
    > computer-generated turtle and a couple of little fish in a Disney movie,
    > this
    > ocean current's name has become known to hundreds of millions of people
    > worldwide.
    
    Don't know about famous, but unpredictable and strong it can be. It is
    reputed to run at between 2 and 4 knots. I've measured its effect as about 4
    knots over a run of 20 nm.
    
    
    

       
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