Question

Choose the odd one out.

A

Brazil Current

B

California Current

C

Gulf stream

D

Kuroshio Current

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Solution

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B

California Current

All stream currents are westerly bound currents while California currents are easterly bound currents

Brazil current is the western boundary current of the South Atlantic subtropical gyre. It transports warm water polewards. Near 22 S, the Brazil current splits; one component flows eastward and the other component hugs the coast and flows toward the southwest and interacts with the colder Malvinas Current.

The Gulf Stream, together with its northern extension the North Atlantic Drift is a warm and swift Atlantic ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and stretches to the tip of Florida, and follows the eastern coastlines of the United States 

The Kuroshio is a north-flowing ocean current on the west side of the North Pacific Ocean. It is similar to the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic and is part of the North Pacific ocean gyre. As the Gulf stream, it is a strong western boundary current.

California Current is a Pacific Ocean current that moves southward along the western coast of North America, beginning off southern British Columbia and ending off southern Baja California Peninsula. It is considered an Eastern boundary current due to the influence of the North American coastline on its course.

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