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Where 2 oceans meet

Examining 'the place where two oceans meet' in the Gulf of Alaska | Alaska Dispatch

There is a place in the Gulf of Alaska where two oceans meet but do not mix. This happened because fresh water glaciers melted and flowed to join the ocean water. Because of the difference in the salinity and densities of these two water bodies, a surface tension developed between them that acts like a thin wall which prevents them from mixing.

Merging oceans in Alaska. Ocean density is affected by temperature and salinity. The density increases as the temperature decreases. Eventually, these waters mix horizontally.

Examining the place where two oceans meet in the Gulf of Alaska | Alaska Dispatch

  • Ed Ivy

    The Maldives on one Dive !! Wild it was once under !