Atmospheric circulation and the Coriolis effect create global wind patterns including the trade winds and westerlies.
An estimated one million people whale watch within Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts every year during the peak months of April to October.
NOAA's National Ocean Service
N/MB6, SSMC4, Room 9149
1305 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Revised: June 01, 2015 | You are here: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/tutorial_currents/media/supp_cur04c.html