The Humboldt Current fIrst runs toward the equator parallel to the South American Pacific coast and then, near the equator, it is driven westwards to the Galapagos Islands. These waters possibly bring about the highest biological productivity on earth. The current around the Galapagos Islands became known as "La Nina".
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