Interested in ocean eddies? Gavin is!
What are ocean eddies?
No, not that ocean eddie. Ocean eddies are swirling currents that spun off of a main surface current. In the NOAA image below, you can see two eddies that have broken away from the Gulf Stream in the waters off of New Jersey and Massachusetts.
Learn more about eddies here and here is a nice ocean eddie project for kids (and moms and teachers). Also look for the eddies forming between Brazil and Africa in the animation below of Sea Surface Temperatures: