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The gyre, which lies between Hawaii and California, is formed by rotating ocean currents and has, over the past 50 plus years, become a reservoir for plastic litter of all sizes.

Side 2 sends Barnes into the twisty, noisy gyre of a 12-minute track called “The Past Is a Grotesque Animal.”

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By staying within the gyre, vulnerable young sea turtles can remain relatively safe.

Likewise, where the gyre glances off the coast of Africa and returns to the Americas, a second current flowing the opposite direction continues south past the equator and away from the rest of the population.

The extremely slow collection of organic material and other sediments below a gyre does allow oxygen in the water to seep deep into the sediment.

Yet with the tsunami debris joining the gyre, the problem is compounding more quickly than anyone can measure.

Dorsally, the fissure bifurcates, embracing the gyre indented by the caudal limb of the paracentral.

Ay, and the elves and gyre-carlings frae the bonnie bairn, grace be wi' it?

Gyre (derived from Gayour or Giaour, a dog), “to scratch like a dog.”


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gyre, such as: aureole, band, belt, bowl, bracelet, and circlet.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.