Humboldt Current

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Humboldt Current

The Humboldt Current, an aa kent as the Peru Current, is a cauld, law-salinity ocean current that flows north alang the wast coast o Sooth Americae frae the soothren tip o Chile tae northern Peru. It is an eastren boundary current flowin in the direction o the equator, an can extend 1,000 kilometers affshore. The Humboldt Current Lairge Marine Ecoseestem (LME), named efter the Proushie naituralist Alexander von Humboldt, is ane o the major upwellin seestems o the warld, supportin an extraordinary abundance o marine life. Upwelling occurs aff Peru year-roond but aff Chile anly durin the spring an simmer, acause o the displacement o the subtropical center o heich pressur durin the simmer.