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The portion of the North Atlantic gyre that lies between the point where the Antilles and Florida Currents converge, and 40°  N, 50°  W, beyond which it is more properly known as the North Atlantic Current. A relatively narrow, fast, warm current, east of the Grand Banks it is bounded on the north by the Labrador Current. In popular usage, the term is often applied incorrectly to the North Atlantic Current.

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