Major Ocean Currents

Agulhas Current

Image. Agulhas Current and Agulhas Retroflection (south of Africa) and associated currents and eddies (from Peterson and Stramma, 1991; after Lutjeharms and van Ballegooyen, 1988).

Benguela Current

Upwelling and enter Key Code ES2405 to view an animation of upwelling

Phytoplankton → Zooplankton → Predatory zooplankton → Filter feeders & Predatory fish → Marine mammals & Humans

South Equatorial Current

Image courtesy of Dr. Isabelle Ansorge, et al., 2009

Antarctic Circumpolar Current