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Where atlantic and pacific ocean

Where atlantic and pacific ocean

Where atlantic and pacific ocean meet

Located where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet, the Equator is an imaginary line that divides the Earth into one-half of land and one-half of water. The Equator is the reference point for the measurement of latitude and longitude.

VEDIO

The videos you may have seen online showing two different coloured bodies of water drifting alongside each other are actually showing light-coloured, sediment-rich freshwater from melted glaciers meeting dark, salty ocean water in the Gulf of Alaska (and over time, currents and eddies cause these to mix, too).

The video actually shows the Fraser River Plume, as also seen here on Ocean Networks Canada’s website, an initiative of the University of Victoria in British Columbia. According to the website, the phenomenon is created by “a puddle of light water (formed by mixing fresh Fraser water with salt water) that floats on top of the more saline (and more dense) Strait of Georgia water.” (here) (Source: www.reuters.com)

RIVER

The video actually shows the Fraser River Plume, as also seen here on Ocean Networks Canada’s website, an initiative of the University of Victoria in British Columbia. According to the website, the phenomenon is created by “a puddle of light water (formed by mixing fresh Fraser water with salt water) that floats on top of the more saline (and more dense) Strait of Georgia water.” (here)

The original YouTube video, seen here and of much higher quality than the recent versions recirculating, was posted by Maryan Pearson. It bears the caption, “The river water (Fraser River) flows into the ocean water (Strait of Georgia): a short video clip shot from the BC Ferries boat from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island (Duke Point) to Vancouver (Tsawwassen).” (Source: www.reuters.com)

 

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