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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 will 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 that does not let them flow into each other and mix their water. Why on earth does it happen? We know for sure there is no invisible wall inside and water is water. What could interfere with its mixing?  The thing is that water can be different too. The Atlantic and Pacific oceans have different densities and chemical makeup. The level of salinity and other qualities. One can see by their color that they are far from being the same. The borders between two bodies of water with different physical and biological characteristics are known as ocean clines. Haloclines – borders between water w