Why Indian ocean (Atlantic) and Pacific Ocean Don't mix

This world is so mysterious that the more we try to get to know it, the more we get entangled. Today we are going to tell you about a secret of the waters of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. These two oceans meet in the Gulf of Alaska. But the most surprising thing is that these two oceans must meet together but its water does not mix with each other.


The Indian Ocean is the third -largest of the world's oceanic division, and it's covering 70,560,000 km² or 19.8% of the water on the Earth's surface and it's max. depth is 7,258 meters. The Indian Ocean bears close to 1/4th of the water found on the surface of the planet and its warm temperature makes it susceptible to climatic changes like a monsoon, tsunami, cyclone, and often strong winds.
It is bounded by Asia to the North, Africa to the West, and Australia to the East.
The Indian Ocean has been known by its present name since at least 1526 when the Latin form Oceanus Orientalis Indicus ("Indian eastern Ocean") is attested, named for India.


The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest Ocean of Earth's oceanic division. It's covering 165,250,000 km² and covers about 46% of Earth's water surface Android about 32% of its total surface area, making it larger then all of Earth's land area combined. It extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean (or, depending on definition, to Antarctica) in the south and is bounded by the continents of Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the East. Most of the world’s active volcanoes are located underwater and occur in an area in the Pacific Ocean called the “Ring of Fire”.


It's not two oceans meeting, it's glacial meltwater meeting the offshore waters of Gulf of Alaska. The reason for this strange phenomenon is due to the difference in water density, temperature, and salinity of the glacial meltwater and offshore waters of the Gulf of Alaska, making it difficult to mix.

The Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean water have not been interconnected for centuries but the first photo became viral when the photographer, Kent Smith, in July 2010, had clicked the photos from Alaska and inserted it on the internet.


To solve this mystery, so far many marine scientists have come to research on this place and they say that:-
  • Some scientists say that the melting water from the glaciers is sweet, while the seawater is saline and whenever these two oceans meet, there is a wall of foam on it and due to different density, they can not mix together.
  • Many scientists say that the density, temperature, and salinity of saline water and sweet water are different from which they are not mixed.
  • Some scientists say that most of the water in the Pacific Ocean melts by the glacier, with its color being light blue while the cause of the water and salt of the Indian Ocean is deep blue, thereby showing variation in both.


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