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runkle lesson 33

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current
a river flowing within a larger body of water
upwelling
the movement of deeper, cooler, nutrient-rich water to the ocean surface
coral
stony skeletal deposits produced by polyps
Humboldt (Peru) current
a cold ocean current flowing northward from Antartica along the western coast of South America;
creates an area of upwelling that is one of the most important fishing areas in the world
disruptive
interrupting or interfering with something
Gulf Stream
a warm ocean current flowing northward along the eastern coast of North America before turning toward Europe and becoming the North Atlantic Drift
blight
any disease that destroys plants