Counterclockwise Circulation in the Pacific Subantarctic Sector of the Southern Ocean

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Science  22 Nov 1974:
Vol. 186, Issue 4165, pp. 736-738
DOI: 10.1126/science.186.4165.736


The distribution of isohalines in the upper 500 meters of Pacific subantarctic waters can be interpreted as evidence for an endemic counterclockwise circulation, the westward component of which is at 40 to 45 degrees south latitude. The distributions of a number of lanternfish species (family Myctophidae) lend support to such an interpretation.