Do we use the currents in the ocean for quicker travel?



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    Yes, absolutely!  Ocean currents have been essential to the development of the modern world.  As the cited article on ocean currents says, “Knowledge of surface ocean currents is essential in reducing costs of shipping, since they reduce fuel costs. In the sail-ship era knowledge was even more essential. A good example of this is the Agulhas current, which long prevented Portuguese sailors from reaching India. Even today, the round-the-world sailing competitors employ surface currents to their benefit.”


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