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Snopes disagrees

 

This photograph is frequently shared with the claim that it depicts a place where “two oceans meet,” but that is not the case. Bruland explained that the picture actually captures what occurs when sediment-laden water from glacial rivers empties out into the ocean:

 

“Glacier rivers in the summertime are like buzzsaws eroding away the mountains there,” Bruland said. “In the process, they lift up all this material — they call it glacial flour — that can be carried out.”

Once these glacial rivers pour out into the larger body of water, theyre picked up by ocean currents, moving east to west, and begin to circulate there. This is one of the primary methods that iron — found in the clay and sediment of the glacial runoff — is transported to iron-deprived regions in the middle of the Gulf of Alaska.

 

Photographer Kent Smith captured another amazing image of the “place where two oceans meet” during a similar cruise in 2010:

 

 

 

 

 

Another misconception associated with these types of photographs is the notion that they document a permanent location off the coast of Alaska. This is not true: in addition to the fact that ocean currents are constantly shifting, Bruland says that this “border” will eventually fade as the iron-rich waters from glacial rivers mix with the ocean:

 

As for that specific photo, Bruland said that it shows the plume of water pouring out from one of these sediment-rich rivers and meeting with the general ocean water. It’s also a falsehood that these two types of water dont mix at all, he said.

“They do eventually mix, but you do come across these really strong gradients at these specific moments in time,” he said. Such borders are never static, he added, as they move around and disappear altogether, depending on the level of sediment and the whims of the water.

 

These images are genuine and capture what occurs when two bodies of water, one rich with glacial flour, begin to merge. The photographs do not, however, depict a static location in the Gulf of Alaska where “two oceans meet.”

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Salt water can go under fresh as it's far more dense, but that's a different situation than is the subject of the article.. Hot /cold likewise. Nev

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But what about cold fresh water and warm salt water ?

The warm saline gulf stream is buoyant over the cold less saline Greenland meltwater/seawater mix but not by as much as it used to be. This is because there is a lot more meltwater in the mix these days.

The sudden sinking of the gulf-stream has featured in disaster movies.

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All those big river delta's show a fan shaped outpouring of their flow usually because of the silt they carry. I think the amazon one is over 100 miles wide and only the edges will mix initially. Nev

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Climate Change.

 

Some good news for the Cedar Waxwings and Robins of Minnesota. Apparently the warmer weather has prompted them to stay put instead of flying South to warmer climes..

 

In turn they have taken to eating withering crab apples, which, because of the sugar content ferments in their stomachs.

 

The result being that a lot of birds have become intoxiacted and are staggering around towns and flying into windows and buildings.

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Typical of America.

 

First you get the violent gangs taking over a town; then once they take over the gang members degenerate into drunken flop-abouts.

 

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Climate Change.

 

Some good news for the Cedar Waxwings and Robins of Minnesota. Apparently the warmer weather has prompted them to stay put instead of flying South to warmer climes..

 

In turn they have taken to eating withering crab apples, which, because of the sugar content ferments in their stomachs.

 

The result being that a lot of birds have become intoxiacted and are staggering around towns and flying into windows and buildings.

Have you ever seen yellow-tailed black cockatoos taking over a Banksia bush? Bloody vandals. Loud, destructive and hang around in packs.

(And I don't really mind them... magnificent creatures!)

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You've obviously never owned a Vineyard. Like ice cream, alcohol and wild sex Ok in the right quantity (related to your capacity) and now and again.. Now that I have your attention They really just smash all the vine structure for rows and rows. I suppose Dog works in mysterious ways. Maybe she has investments in wire netting. Nev

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Perhaps they don't like blokes being sick al over them. They don't look that happy do they? I heard from a good source that they look prettier through the bottom of a beer glass.. Alcohol makes "love" or "scoring" more likely,. otherwise Champagne would not be in such demand. Noisy giggle juice. You people are having a bad effect on me.. Nev

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Do you think a beautiful mind trumps a good pickup line ?

 

Without the mind altering addition of ethanol, the human race would die out.

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And the winner of the camouflage competition is...

 

 

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And the winner of the camouflage competition is...

 

 

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My first thought was "F*ck! A tree with eyes!"

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I was looking for the owl's prey, camouflage better than we could see.

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