Talk:Kuroshio Current

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Uranium[edit]

I find it hard to believe that 5.2 million tons of Uranium are carried by this current each year. I'm not even sure that much Uranium exists on this planet. I've added a request for a cite. I'm tempted to remove it outright. (Sonlee 14:24, 1 January 2007 (UTC))

I took it out, even though it has a cite, because it seems like an odd factoid. I think it may well be true - not having looked at the calc or anything - but unremarkable.
For ref, twas:
There is a concentration of uranium passing through this current every year (between 5 and 6 million tons).<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.jaea.go.jp/jaeri/english/ff/ff43/topics.html |title=Uranium Recovery from Seawater |accessdate=2008-10-15 |author=Takanobu Sugo |date=1999-08-23 |work=Takasaki Radiation Chemistry Research Establishment }}</ref>
William M. Connolley (talk) 20:33, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Older spelling?[edit]

Some sources refer to this as Kuro Siwo (クロシヲ). Older spelling? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.7.81.17 (talk) 22:42, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

YES! Silas Bent's 1872 map calls it this. I have no idea of the etymology, but here is the illustration. Mang (talk) 19:26, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Japanese IPA[edit]

is completely unimportant since it's a unsourced, b slightly wrong, and c completely unhelpful to English-language readers, who are going to naturally pronounce it something like /kəroʊʃiːoʊ/ or /kjurəʊʃiːəʊ/ regardless and don't need IPA to show them how to. See also WP:NOTADICTIONARY. For the truly curious sumpsimi, the thing to do is to link to the name's Japanese entry at Wiktionary, which has the (slightly different and correct) Japanese IPA already. — LlywelynII 22:22, 30 March 2019 (UTC)