ABOUT THE EAC
The East Australia Current (EAC) is the largest ocean current affecting Australia. It sweeps 30 million cubic metres of water per second at speeds up to 90 centimetres per second down the east coast of Australia. The current flows from the tropics to the Southern Ocean and impacts weather, sea state, water temperature and marine life along the way and has a profound influence on the way of life on the East Coast of Australia. The EAC has been a significant influence in Australian history sustaining aboriginal life and influencing the development of European settlement.