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Question 1: The Humboldt has a considerable cooling influence on the ________ and Peru.
Climate of ChileClimate of ColombiaClimate of BrazilClimate of Argentina

Question 2: The species are mostly pelagic: sardines, ________ and jack mackerel.
Orange roughyCatfishAnchovyRainbow trout

Question 3: It is an eastern boundary current flowing in the direction of the ________, and can extend 1,000 kilometers offshore.
5th parallel north1st parallel northEquator1st parallel south

Question 4: The Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem (LME), named after the Prussian naturalist ________, is one of the major upwelling systems of the world, supporting an extraordinary abundance of marine life.
MadridBerlinGermanyAlexander von Humboldt

Question 5: The Humboldt Current (pronounced /ˈhʌmboʊlt/) is a cold, low-salinity ocean current that flows north-westward along the west coast of South America from the southern tip of ________ to northern Peru.


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