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Gulf Stream in Cuba (03:55)


The network of ocean currents brings warm water from the Gulf of Mexico to northern Europe. Cuban fishermen once made large catches, but it has reduced in recent years.

Gulf Stream in the Florida Keys (06:46)

The south equatorial current brings warm water into the Gulf of Mexico and then to the Keys; Key West has more salt and fish in the water. Where the current leaves the Gulf of Mexico and enters the Atlantic Ocean is called the Florida Stream.

Gulf Stream in Palm Beach (04:49)

The Coriolis Force determines the current's direction. A research expedition in the Palm Beach Inlet studies the physics and biology of the Gulf Stream.

Gulf Stream in Melbourne Beach (04:55)

The meeting of warm and cool water creates a nutrient-rich environment that attracts animal life. Sea turtle hatchlings enter the Gulf Stream.; scientists study the loggerheads.

Gulf Stream in Fort Pierce (04:00)

Engineers are working on a project to use water flow to generate energy; steam has the potential to create enough energy for three states. The waterpower stations are still undergoing testing.

Gulf Stream in North Carolina (04:48)

The current narrows and quickens near North Carolina. When it meets the Labrador Current, violent storms occur. Researchers study the ocean life among various shipwrecks.

Gulf Stream in Philadelphia (03:03)

Benjamin Franklin observed the Gulf Stream, mapping the current to help speed the arrival of packet ships and assist whalers. His writings are still in the library.

Gulf Stream in Aquinnah (04:44)

For generations, whaling has been an important aspect of Wampanoag culture. Wampanoag fishermen still fish off the coast of the red cliffs.

Gulf Stream in Massachusetts (08:29)

The Gulf Stream moves in swirling currents that drift into the sea or toward the coasts. Scientists have been working with fishermen in New England to study the changing currents and rising water temperatures.

Gulf Stream in Newfoundland (03:58)

The Gulf Stream enters the open Atlantic near Newfoundland. Researchers study where the Gulf Stream meets the Labrador Current carrying cold water from the Artic Circle.

Credits: "A Gulf Stream Journey: From the Gulf of Mexico to Newfoundland" (00:26)

Credits: "A Gulf Stream Journey: From the Gulf of Mexico to Newfoundland"

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A Gulf Stream Journey: From the Gulf of Mexico to Newfoundland

Part of the Series : King of Currents
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This program asks how the Gulf Stream is being affected by global warming. Is it becoming weaker, and if so, to what effect? Following the path of the stream, we travel from Cuba to the Florida Keys, and all the way up to Newfoundland tracing the path of the stream and following the stories of the humans and animals whose livelihood depends on the current.

Length: 50 minutes

Item#: BVL205471

ISBN: 978-1-64867-700-7

Copyright date: ©2017

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