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False. In the northern hemisphere, surface currents generally curve to the right due to the Coriolis effect. The Coriolis effect is caused by the rotation of the Earth, which deflects moving objects to the right in the northern hemisphere.

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The large ocean currents in the Northern Hemisphere tend to curve to the you travel with the current. This is subject to considerable local variation (the Alaskan Current and the Norwegian Current both curve left, for example), so you can't be certain that at any particular point it will be true... but if you had to make a guess, "to the right" is more likely to be correct.

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Q: Is it true or false that in the northern hemisphere surface currents curve to the left?
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