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Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics

Seven Ocean Regions

Caption: This map shows how researchers from UNSW divided the entire ocean into seven regions whose waters mix very little. The map could yield insights into the formation of giant ocean garbage patches, as well as ocean ecology.

Credit: Gary Froyland, Robyn M. Stuart, and Erik van Sebille/UNSW

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