I am getting close to being done my ocean currents, so I would like some constructive criticism/critiques to see where they can be improved before I move onto the next step of my worldbuilding project.
Full world - https://i.imgur.com/dLBey4d.png
I understand the basic principles of ocean currents from the Climate Cookbook and Artifexian, so I think the primary currents/large ocean gyres are correct, but I get a little lost when I start to get more granular and try to extend them into smaller seas and around islands. In Artefexian's video on ocean currents, he says that adjacent gyres need to rotate in operate directions like a series of gears, however I find that doesn't always work out that way when I try to extend currents in what feels like the most logical direction. I've done what I think makes sense in the central island area but it doesn't necessarily work like a series of gears. Here is a zoomed in shot of the area in question:
So, do all ocean currents create gyres? What are some guidelines that one can use to figure out ocean currents when the principles that Artifexian provides do not necessarily work?
I know it doesn't need to be perfect and I am not looking to make it so realistic that I get bogged down, but I would like to make sure I am not doing anything that is wrong or completely unrealistic.
Thank you for taking the time to read this!