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a whirlpool of water that has separated from the main body of the Gulf Stream and that is colder than the surrounding water. Cold eddies circulate in a counter-clockwise direction and can be up to 180 miles (300 km) in diameter. Cold eddies form off a southward bending meander (lobe) and are found south of the Gulf Stream. Also known as a cold core eddie or cold core ring. Compare to warm eddie.

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