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The Pacific Ocean is divided into two sets of gyres, in the _____ and _____. A. East Pacific; West Pacific B. North Pacific; East Pacific C. South Pacific; West Pacific D. North
Pacific; South Pacific
D. [ North Pacific; South Pacific Pacific ocean circulation, divided into the North Pacific Gyre and South Pacific Gyre. This is similar to the ocean gyres on Earth: the land gets in the way of water flow, and deflects the water and the result is the formation of gyres. There are two gyres in the northern hemisphere: North Atlantic and North Pacific; note their clockwise flow. In the southern
hemisphere there are three gyres; the South Pacific and South Atlantic gyres flow anticlockwise and meet the northern gyres around the equatorial zone. ]
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