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Oyashio Current

[ oi-uh-shee-oh kur-uhnt; Japanese aw-yah-shee-aw ]
/ ˈɔɪ əˈʃi oʊ ˈkɜr ənt; Japanese ˈɔ yɑˈʃi ɔ /
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noun
a cold ocean current flowing southwest from the Bering Sea, east of the Kuril Islands, along the east coast of Japan where it meets the Japan Current.
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Also called O·khotsk Cur·rent [oh-kotsk-kur-uhnt; Russian uh-khawtsk] /oʊˈkɒtsk ˈkɜr ənt; Russian ʌˈxɔtsk/ .

Origin of Oyashio Current

First recorded in 1920–25 as Oyashio; from Japanese: literally, “parental tide,” so called for its metaphorical role as the parent (oya ) that sustains marine life

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