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Gulf Stream

(Encyclopedia) Gulf Stream, warm ocean current of the N Atlantic Ocean, off E North America. It was first described (1513) by Spanish explorer Ponce de León . The Gulf Stream originates in the Gulf of ...

Brewer's: Gulf Stream

The stream which issues from the Gulf of Mexico, and extends over a range of 3,000 miles, raising the temperature of the water through which it passes, and of the lands agai…

Hallandale

(Encyclopedia) Hallandale hăl´əndāl˝ [key], city (1990 pop. 30,996), Broward co., SE Fla., on the Atlantic coast and the Intracoastal Waterway ; settled 1897, inc. 1927. A retirement center, it is...

North Atlantic Drift

(Encyclopedia) North Atlantic Drift, warm ocean current in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a continuation of the Gulf Stream , the merging point being at lat. 40°N and long. 60°W. Off t...

marlin

(Encyclopedia) marlin, common name for open-sea fish related to the sailfish (family Istiophoridae) and prized in sport fishing. The best known is the Atlantic blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, fo...

Hollywood

(Encyclopedia) Hollywood. 1 Community within the city of Los Angeles, S Calif., on the slopes of the Santa Monica Mts.; inc. 1903, consolidated with Los Angeles 1910. Most major film and television stu...

Grand Banks

(Encyclopedia) Grand Banks, submarine plateau rising from the continental shelf, c.36,000 sq mi (93,200 sq km), off SE Newfoundland, N.L., Canada. It is c.300 mi (480 km) long and c.400 mi (640 km) wide; dept...

Homer, Winslow

(Encyclopedia) Homer, Winslow, 1836–1910, American landscape, marine, and genre painter. Homer was born in Boston, where he later worked as a lithographer and illustrator. In 1861 he was sent to the Civil W...

Mexico, Gulf of

(Encyclopedia) Mexico, Gulf of, arm of the Atlantic Ocean, c.700,000 sq mi (1,813,000 sq km), SE North America. The Gulf stretches more than 1,100 mi (1,770 km) from west to east and c.800 mi (1,290 km) from ...

Atlantic Ocean

(Encyclopedia) Atlantic Ocean [Lat.,=of Atlas], second largest ocean (c.31,800,000 sq mi/82,362,000 sq km; c.36,000,000 sq mi/93,240,000 sq km with marginal seas). Physical Geography E...