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Thermohaline circulation, better known as the "ocean conveyor belt," moves water around the planet.  

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ocean conveyor belt Encyclopedic Entry

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encyclopedic entry. The ocean is in constant motion

ocean gyre
ocean gyre Encyclopedic Entry

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A gyre is a circular ocean current formed by the Earth's wind patterns and the forces created by the rotation of the planet

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An ice sheet is a type of glacier that covers a very large area

Mapping Ocean Currents
Mapping Ocean Currents Activity

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Students apply information about the Ocean Conveyor Belt to predict the movement of a spill of rubber ducks in the ocean.