Peruvian current


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Noun1.Peruvian current - a cold ocean current that flows north along the Pacific Coast of South America before turning west
ocean current - the steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction
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While travelling along the west coast of South America, Humboldt discovered the Peruvian current (now known as the Humboldt current), made drawings of Inca ruins and discovered the first known example of an animal that produces electricity--the electric eel.
Thanks to the Peruvian current, commonly known as the Humboldt Current, which sweeps cold Antarctic waters northward up nearly the entire coast, the water off the coast is surprisingly cold for Peru's latitude.
With Aime Bonpland, a French botanist, he traveled throughout Latin America (1799 - 1804), studying physical geography and meteorology; in the Andes, he determined the relationship between altitude and temperature, and he also discovered the cool Peruvian current that now bears his name.