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Why the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans Don’t Mix

When you look at the seas and oceans on the map you might think that they just flow into each other. It seems like there’s only one big ocean, and people just gave different names to its parts. Well, you’ll be amazed at how vivid the borders between them are!

The border between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans is like a line between 2 worlds. It looks as if the two oceans meet at an invisible wall which does not let them flow into each other and mix their waters. Why on Earth does it happen? We know for sure there is no invisible wall inside, and water is water. So what could interfere with its mixing?

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– Pacific oceans have different density and chemical make-up, the level of salinity and other qualities. One can see by their color that they are far from being the same.
– Haloclines – borders between waters with different salinity – are the most spectacular, and this is what we see when the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans meet.
– Haloclines appear when water in one ocean or sea is at least 5 times saltier than in the other.
– Another important difference between the two oceans’ water is the strength of molecules’ connection, or surface tensile strength.
– Maybe they could gradually start mixing with time, but as the flows in them have opposite directions, they just don’t have time to do this.
– There are also thermoclines – borders between water of different temperatures, like the warm water of Gulf Stream and much colder North Atlantic Ocean.
– The North and Baltic Seas meet near the Danish city of Skagen. The water in them does not mix because of different density.
– The Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet at the Strait of Gibraltar and have a different density and salinity, so their water does not mix too.
– The Uruguay River and its afflux meet in Misiones province in Argentina. One of them is cleaned to be used in agriculture, and the other gets almost red because of loam during rainy seasons.
– Mosel and Rhein meet in Koblenz, Germany. Rheine has lighter water and Mosel – darker.
– Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers meet in India. Alaknanda is dark and Bhagirathi is light.
– The Jialing and Yangtze Rivers meet in Chongqing, China.
The Jialing is clean and the Yangtze is brown.
– The water of the Chuya has an unusual cloudy white color here and looks dense and thick. Katun is clean and turquoise. Flowing into each other they form a single two-colored flow that does not mix for some time.
– The Rhone and Arve rivers flow into each other in Geneva, Switzerland. The Rhone is a pure river that flows out of the lake of Geneva, the Arve is cloudy as it gets its water from glaciers of the Chamonix valley.

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    Hi, guys! What's the nearest body of water to you? 🌊

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    Makes me think of Minecraft

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    Kids this is why you should study well.

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    Minecraft biome be like:

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    i can only imagine me filling a cup of atlantic water and dumping in the Pacific so they can learn to get along.

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    Water is colourless in its normal forma …it is the bottomn that gives water its colour …take a glass jar and take the water from each side pour into the glass jar and see …no colour …
    Please stop beguiling with pseudo science …even if you take two jars filled with water with different colour and pour them into on jar, you shall see that collours mix …

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    مرجل بحريني يلتقيانِ.

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    Chutimapon Thiracha

    Let's get to 140K dislikes!

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    fun with Umar n bilal show


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    No you are wrong go the Quean and you will find the answer

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    5k Subscribers With NO VIDEOS - Challenge

    The waters DO mix. My theory is that it’s how the ocean waves motion. The waves would of the Pacific or Atlantic would come together, therefore creating a mix in water types.

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    You will find batter answer in Quran

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    Hehehehe i will take half atlantic and half pacific in a glass cup and i will mix it MUHaHAHAAHA

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    Proverbs 8:29

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    all videos are boring

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    I felt bad when you said a bad joke

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    What about the Mississippi and St Croix rivers?

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    First of all tell me know about two seas and boundry between. Ocean names, as any geographical features, is of wild human idea/imagination. Is there any two name of water bodies created by nature?

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    it takes a planet a full day to rotate around its axis*
    Him not realizing the day is determined by how long the planet takes to rotate on its axis

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    Come on Suriname 🇸🇷🇸🇷

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    Because they're minding their own business😎

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    Because the Americas are in between them?

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    Mauricio Ramos jr

    So, my comment got deleted, long story short this video is a lie, water does mix, it's not a barrier, it is a fade

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    So just wondering, can fish or other living things could pass thru?

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    Both have different st measures. One has less and the other one has more. So they dont mix.

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    One is a normal taste and one is a Saltier

    So if there is one Salty and one is Sweet will not mix

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    Guys the coran talked about this before modern science

    "He has set free the two seas meeting together. There is a barrier between them. They do not transgress." Quran, 55:19-20

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    The straights of Gibraltar

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    4:42 Mistake: Baltic Sea should be on right (east) instead of left (west) and North Sea should be on left (west) instead of right (east).

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    In Pakistan, We have sea called doo darya (SINDH)

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    What did I see that correctly?

    35.8M SUBSCRIBERS?!?

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    It's amazing that you have taught us the precious ❤️ fact,
    But it's already said by Almighty Allah in Holy Quraan which have revealed to My beloved prophet Muhammad Mustafa (peace be upon him) ,So it's enough to those who staunchly seek about Islam and it's scripture ‘Holy Quraan''.Then the only thinkers have signs.
    So I respectfully appreciate you as you are a teacher ❤️ .😊

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    Restoring Reality

    Whoever put this piece together clearly knows absolutely nothing about the physics of fluids because this explanation is 100% W.R.O.N.G., wrong. Seriously.

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