Indian Ocean Gyre

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The Indian Ocean Gyre

The Indian Ocean Gyre, located in the Indian Ocean, is one of the five major oceanic gyres, large systems of rotating ocean currents, which together form the backbone of the global conveyer belt.

Normally moving clockwise, in the winter the Indian Ocean gyre reverses direction due to the South Asian Monsoon. Like the other gyres, it contains a garbage patch.

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