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- n. an equatorial current that flows west across the Pacific just north of the equator
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The hatched leptocephalus drift with the North Equatorial Current toward Philippine.
This current is, in turn, warmed by the easterly North Equatorial Current, which runs in a westward direction from about 5ºN latitude.
The North Equatorial Current moves warm water to the North Atlantic, while the South Equatorial Current spreads both north and south, bringing warm water to the east coasts of both North and South America.