Humboldt Current

/hʌmboʊlt ˈkʌrənt/ (say humbohlt 'kuruhnt)

noun
a cold ocean current of the southern Pacific, flowing north along the coasts of Chile and Peru.
Also, Peru Current.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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