Two Oceans Meet But Do Not Mix

There is a place in the gulf of Alaska where two oceans meet but don’t mix. If you look at the photo below you will notice that indeed two different oceans (as seen by their different colors) are meeting each other but not mixing (hence the foam in the middle of the picture.)

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A lot of you might find this to be quite shocking and your first conclusion is to call the picture a fake saying that it is Photoshopped. The fact of the matter is that the picture is 100% REAL.

Now, this begs the question: “why are these oceans meeting but not mixing? Surely there is a scientific explanation?”

The Truth About The Picture

Well, we did some research and learned that a flickr user named kentsmith9 claims to be the person who took the photo. Smith9 claims that

“he is confident that what you are seeing in the picture above is the result of glaciers being composed of fresh water, meanwhile the real ocean has a higher percentage of salt which causes the two bodies of water to have different densities and therefore makes it more difficult to mix which creates the foam.”

So, although the picture seems as if two oceans are colliding and not mixing. The fact of the matter is that the phenomenon you are seeing above has a scientific explanation and this area of the ocean will not stay like this forever. That is not to say that the phenomenon will not happen again it just isn’t permanent.

Sorry to burst your bubble but you wanted to know the truth right?

Source Of The Picture

 

52 Responses to Two Oceans Meet But Do Not Mix
  1. muhammad borhan
    January 23, 2013 | 2:31 am

    yes this is a true photo and we know that before 1400 years ago
    and this phenomenon had mention in AL-QURRAN ALKAREEM
    and this will still forever and the 2 ocean because of presence of a separator between them had not and will not mix never

  2. Jamil shoboy
    March 3, 2013 | 1:44 pm

    We hv something like this in Nigeria,whr 2 rivers meet bt never mix.it is true.rivers okun and osun exist side by side bt never mix smwhr the in southern part of Nigeria.

  3. Ali Bastami
    April 2, 2013 | 9:37 am

    more than 1400 years ago, the holy quan addressed this :
    http://tanzil.net/#trans/en.sahih/25:53
    ” And it is He who has released [simultaneously] the two seas, one fresh and sweet and one salty and bitter, and He placed between them a barrier and prohibiting partition.” Al-Furgan :53

  4. Ali Bastamia
    April 2, 2013 | 10:03 am

    Also
    http://tanzil.net/#trans/en.ahmedali/55:19
    Al-Rahman :19, 20
    “He has set two seas in motion that flow side by side together, (19) With an interstice between them which they cannot cross. “

  5. justin
    April 3, 2013 | 7:56 pm

    So salt water doesn’t mix with fresh water, unless one side is made of oil they should mix due to ocean currents, but each side has a diffrent compisition that doesn’t change no matter how close you get to the divide, to prove science wrong just take a cup of water loaded with salt and whatever else is in one side and another cup with whatever the compisition of the other side is and I bet the mix without a problem.

  6. Muhammad
    April 12, 2013 | 4:41 pm

    “He has let free The two bodies Of flowing water, Meeting together: Between them is a Barrier Which they do not transgress.” Quran 55:19-20

  7. zaffena
    April 27, 2013 | 6:44 pm

    This is real, it is mentioned in the Quran.

  8. Jerry William Bowers Jr
    May 8, 2013 | 6:10 am

    Mohammad was not talking about Alaska, lol; and this is not the only place in the world where this happens.

  9. Gautam chatterjee
    May 8, 2013 | 1:02 pm

    is’nt it idiotic and backward to see everything from the point of view of quran. islam is only 1400 yars old. and thde world has been and shall be before and after of Islam. Religious fantist can not enjoy anything but just be as if they are prisioner of their own religion. be free people come out of holy books for a while and enjoy the amazing world of nature and explanation of science.
    well let me ask you quranists a simple question. Quran says that human being is the highest of species.. but nobody now can disbelief that there is no other developed species than human being in the world of infinite possibility. it is possible that somehow when there was no way of expalnation of natural wonders , religion just got into it and made it a thing of awe… Let the divine rest and do more important work. and let science explain you simple things as present in the image above

  10. alen
    May 9, 2013 | 12:51 am

    where is that in Quran cant find it everybody gives different numbers all of them wrong?

  11. Muslim
    May 9, 2013 | 3:36 pm

    Buddy,
    Gautam Chatterjee, does science have an answer about death? where people gone after death? no but Quran Have it. We have many more things which science cannot answered because our creator limits the human thoughts. and if you want to be a successful here in this world and after life. then you should learn and understand the quran deeply and think over it. God will give you the direction only if you are ready to accept what the Quran says. What Science is saying in todays world quran and the sayings of holy prophet mention and told us before 1435 years ago about all the things will happen till the ressurction day. The Judgement Day will happen you believe it or not.

    Read Quran you will get all the answers.

  12. buddylove
    May 13, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    Dude seriously? you claim God to limit the humans knowledge, and yet finish off with “Quran will give all answers”? You’re contradicting yourself.

    Also, sience answer to what happends after death, is that their corpse rot.
    If you think of some higher spiritual release from the human body, how can anyone know? It’s not like they can rise to give you an answer.

    Stop taking your religion so serious and respect that people might believe something else than you.

  13. yeoux leigh
    May 18, 2013 | 12:58 pm

    Just goes to show…don’t believe anything you see or read. Instead see all and read all AND question everything. It can only lead to more research, discovery and open forums for yet more questioning of our earth.

  14. Mashaka Jay
    May 19, 2013 | 9:37 pm

    Hello BuddyLove,
    U only say the corpse will rot what about the soul goes…?
    There is no another revision/edition for Qur-an there will be the same and will never change like other religious books since Qur-an are words of Allah(God),So science is not there to prove words of Allah but Science is there to elaborate the words of Allah to Un-understandable person like you..!

  15. Sweety
    May 20, 2013 | 5:13 pm

    Mr. Chatterjee and all other people denying to view what Quran Majeed had already proved years back,i just have One Thing to say,viewing Things from Quran view is what v Muslims find rational,if u people dnt like it Then stop blaming n insulting the views of Quran,everything wil b proved to the non beleivers After Death,so just wait for Ur Death and Then May b u Repent for Ur insulting words Torwards Quran,but Then it would b too Late….

  16. shiv kumar
    May 21, 2013 | 6:58 pm

    Yes!I have learnt about this. it is true that it is written in quran. Now, it has proven that Quran is 100 percent correct in all aspects.

  17. hemangini upadhyay
    May 24, 2013 | 10:38 am

    this is very intersting. this is the wonder of world.

  18. Amir
    May 29, 2013 | 3:37 pm

    i was reading comments about quran and science. Dear all don’t you think the material we are discussing here is about the laws, the facts which governs all that exist in nature. If yes, then Science is just the database of human discoveries. So nature is above science. Comparison of facts mentioned in Holy Books to that of science and an effort to prove Quran’s truthfulness from science is a weak argument. Quran is supreme so Muslims should avoid that.

  19. mkmusak
    June 8, 2013 | 5:11 pm

    You follow the word of Allah. Your on the internet looking for weird information. I would just say go back to reading the book. Lots of weird information there. Having said that when science can explain how a Giraffe evolved from other herbivores I would be interested. Maybe millions of years ago the only grass was 30 feet tall.
    a

  20. Moumina
    February 12, 2014 | 11:39 pm

    Dear non Muslim, Please try to find out the truth by yourselves, all you need is an open mind to everything around you, including Islam.

  21. Ali
    February 15, 2014 | 10:22 am

    I prefer to salam to muslims & hi to all,With a question rise by gautam chaterjee.I want to ask him why your name is gautam? why? because its sticks you to your religious.Religion teach you how to live a perfect life.So we cannot skip religion from it.But if you are talking about islam it is not religion!! Its a complete code of life.Tell me if you invent something! so if any body ask you question about characteristic of that thing.you will tell him in a minute accurately because you have made it!! rather then other person.So in Quran(Pak) Allah(S.W.A) mentioned everything about every universe.Because allah (S.W.A) made these things.By saying a Word”Kun” means happens and happens in really.I can answer your every question if you want to ask me??

  22. Ali
    February 15, 2014 | 10:35 am

    I agree that you say that quran(pak) is only 1400yrs old.but i tell you in quran(pak) everything is described before its existence and until now.It is a main source of knowledge for everybody not only muslims but non muslims too.So you can read quran for upgrading your knowledge.

  23. aziz ahmad
    February 15, 2014 | 3:55 pm

    yes this picture is real our muslims allah jalejellaho

    say to us in surat rahman

  24. saad
    February 16, 2014 | 4:05 pm

    i just wanna say that, for beliver’s even a small sign is enough and need not to be explained while for disbelivers ,if the whole world convey them to belive they will not belive ,Like our christian brother..

  25. Sam
    February 17, 2014 | 7:03 pm

    How did a simple photo invoke a discussion about Islam and Quran? You idiots don’t have anything else wise to about?

  26. Johnny_b_Goode
    February 23, 2014 | 5:40 am

    what’s with all the religious zealots posting in the comments section of a photo of the sea ?

    It must be very limited to see the world through such distorted eyes, and how sad and limited to bring in man-made belief systems into it .. and being the only framework by which to communicate such wonder. all we need is the other less vocal zealots to join in and you can all start dropping bombs on the damn thing.

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  28. babak
    February 23, 2014 | 5:37 pm

    Well once again some phenomenal was found in Qur’an!

    You Muslims when are you going to learn Qur’an is not the supreme book?

    Look at your societies, how you are living, your progress in science!

    You are using internet, all technologies which is created by non-Muslims and still think you know better than others?

    So what, if some phenomenal we find today is somehow mentioned in Qur’an is that a proof Islam is a religion?

    For your knowledge, if we remove Qur’an from the surface of earth what will happen? Perhaps less wars but what if we remove the scientific books? You have to go to write on cave walls with chalk!

    Is Islam a religion? Is Muhammad chosen by God?
    Muhammad got married with an underage child while she was 6 and had sex with her god knows since when! Mighty God searched and searched and found Muhammad to represent him on Earth, Muhammad ordered to behead POW (prisoner of war / Banu Qurayza) what kind of human being do such thing in the name of God.

    Don’t reply to me in case you want to rationalize what has happened.

    If I was Muhammad, even if they want to force me to marry an underage child I would answer:

    No no, God sent me to tell you rise your children, educate them and let them find someone to love and start their own family. Always support them, love them and guide them not by force but by reason. Marring is not for bringing more children to this life, all animals do that in their own nature, you are human beings, you are capable of rational thinking!

    or in case of killing POW I would say:

    War is not in my teaching, just love. If you try to love others as much as yourself then my mission is accomplished.

    So as you see, if Muhammad preached love, even if he was killed the world could be proud to follow his path!

    Look at Islam today, it is like a monopoly which its main goal is to convert everyone to Islam even by force to do what? To do good? To become a better human being? You kill people to make them better human being? Do you see the contradiction in it?

  29. babak
    February 23, 2014 | 6:29 pm

    Even you want to find salvation just spend 15 min of your time and watch the following video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S51JNrV9LeI

  30. Junaid Nabi Khan
    February 24, 2014 | 5:09 am

    Dear MUSLIMS,

    All of you are kindly requested not to reply the comment of Mr.Babak as he insulted THE HOLY PROPHET (Peace be upon him) for no reason. I am sure it is bcoz of his limited knowledge about the HOLY PROPHET (Peace be upon him). May ALLAH give him a chance to study about the life of our Beloved PROPHET (Peace be upon him) & QURAN KAREEM. AMIN! Please no more comments.

    Although he is right that we MUSLIMS have failed to set example for others to follow. Non Muslims are ahead of us in science and we are not united as ONE UMMAH and the reason is clear that we are not following the life of our HOLY PROPHET (Peace be upon him) nor the teachings of our HOLY BOOK (QURAN KAREEM). Our religion is a religion of peace, love & respect. We are taught by our PROPHET (Peace be upon him) to treat non believers with respect.

    Mr.Babak, you are humbly requested not to hurt the feelings of MUSLIMS by saying bad things about our HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD(Peace be upon him). I believe in JESUS(Peace be upon him) and its my faith that he was the messenger of ALLAH (GOD). But the story didn’t end there .. Now that’s the point where we differ. You choose your life style, your priorities and your religion. Good for you. We are answerable for our deeds as individuals & Like you said “So, What if some phenomenal we find today is somehow mentioned in Qur’an”… Dear Babak, Almost 1400 years back, we didn’t had internet or anything like that .. Still there are things mentioned in QURAN KAREEM that are true and were shared with us back then and science today is proving all those points. Let it be rotation of earth, existence of galaxies n so much more. Don’t you think that is amazing & out of this world ??? & we came to know about it through OUR HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD(Peace be upon him). You are a man of reasons, don’t you find it amazing that how come somebody as simple as MUHAMMAD(peace be upon him)came up with such amazing life altering information ??? Therefore, You are kindly requested to read QURAN KAREEM once in your life .. Just for the sake of knowledge. No need to convert to ISLAM. JUST READ IT TO PROVE THAT ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION .. YOU WILL BE AMAZED .. and btw, just for your knowledge no one on earth can take away QURAN KAREEM from the face of earth as it is already in so many hearts and there is ONLY ONE EDITION of QURAN KAREEM .. Amazing .. Isn’t it ???

    Secondly, Mr.Gautam n few others insulted the HOLY BOOK for no reason, May ALLAH give all of them a chance to study QURAN KAREEM before they pass away. AMIN!

    The picture of the 2 seas separated by a line of foam is a miracle of ALLAH (SUBHAN ALLAH) .. ALHAMDOLILLAH we know it as it is mentioned in our QURAN KAREEM. Its a sign for the believers …

    And for all the NATURE LOVERS .. WOW .. What a wonder it is … SO ENJOY !!! NO NEED TO DROP BOMBS ON THE DAMN THING .. JUST LIKE JOHNNY SAID !!!

    Cheers

  31. tyler
    February 26, 2014 | 4:20 am

    yo people, everything in the quran is entwined with the science of our times. i want any of u guys to find anything in the quran that contradicts science

  32. what?
    March 6, 2014 | 3:34 pm

    Eh stupid babak!! We’re not saying we are better than others.. we said the quran is the most complete and truthful thing in life.. other religion must be jealous because its not written in their scrapbook..

  33. Anonymous
    March 9, 2014 | 11:31 am

    If u want to know wether ths particlular religion is true or not depend on fact and reason dnt depent on emotions or our feelings. We mankin we were nothing and we became to somthg whn allah creatd us………………. And nature gives us a solution tht ther is a god out side who creatd evrythg . If u want to communicate invyt on mxit 0718437370

  34. Jay Garcia
    March 10, 2014 | 1:45 am

    I took the time to read all of your postings. Some were deep, some were very uneducated and some were simply misinformed. As muslims, we cannot argue and get super defensive when non-muslims slander our beliefs. Its great to defend ourselves and our beliefs but there comes a point in an argument or debate when you just have to say: qul ya ayahu al kaffiruun. la abudu ma tabudoon. wala antum abidoona maa abudu. wala antum abidoom maa’ abattum. wala antum aabidoona maa’abud. Lakum deenukum wa liya deen. say: oh you that reject faith. I worship not that which you worship, nor will you worship that which I worship. and I will not worship that which you have been wont to worship, nor will you worship that which I worship. TO YOU BE YOUR WAY, AND TO ME MINE!
    Simple. Its amazing how such a nice picture of such a wonder of this world, can spark an argument of this nature. This is what wars are started off of. things like this. I’m bothered that my muslim party has gone this far with this conversation. We know the explanation behind the two seas. We know what happens after death. We know the truth about the beginning of time. So if someone tells you: hey muslim, we come from monkeys. you might say, no, we came from adam and eve. they will say no, monkeys… from there we shold move on instead of trying to beat a dead horse. assalamu alaikum. and peace to all others who took part in this ridiculous argument.

  35. Jay Garcia
    March 10, 2014 | 1:53 am

    basically what im saying is if someone provokes you, they are looking for you to get angry. that way they can go back and say: you see, all those muslims are the same; angry, violent people….

  36. hamil
    March 24, 2014 | 3:06 am

    Great!!! This is a beautiful ocean, the answer is in QS 55:19-21

  37. Alfin Amrullah
    March 24, 2014 | 4:13 am

    Fabiayyi Aalaa Birabbikumaa tukadzzibaan ..
    ( Which favors then you deny ? )

  38. joharis latek
    March 24, 2014 | 4:26 am

    subhanallah

  39. obat herbal xamthone plus
    March 24, 2014 | 6:45 am

    Subhanallah….its amazing,

  40. yuli adiningsus
    March 24, 2014 | 7:14 am

    subhanallah.. this world is very beautifull and we must learn more about it.

  41. doremidith
    March 24, 2014 | 9:15 am

    not shocking because already know this since children, from Quran.
    Subhanallah

  42. Putri Nurasari
    March 24, 2014 | 2:30 pm

    From the beginning, what i read were only moslems praising their religion, their Holy Qur’aaan and none of them comparing let alone insulting science or other religion.

    What i’m questioning, why are non moslems leaving comments here seems so troubled? Aren’t you guys, non moslems, worshippers of what so called freedom of expression? Is it because you also worship double standard or you guys are simply disturbed on how we, moslems, can find truth inside our teaching?

    We won’t force you to convert, don’t worry, for we are taught that each of us are reponsible of their own deed. SO why don’t you all, worshippers of freedom of expression, leave us alone?

  43. aniez
    March 24, 2014 | 5:39 pm

    He let the two seas, converging together,
    Among them is a barrier which they do not transgress, respectively,
    Then which of the favors of your Lord do you deny?
    (Qur’an 55:19-21)”from 1400year ago”,

  44. Ammar
    March 24, 2014 | 5:58 pm

    This is one proof of the truth of the Quran – Quran as a source of knowledge – Quran came as a guidance for all mankind – thanks for sharing

  45. Ganteng
    March 25, 2014 | 5:39 am

    This is one proof of the truth of the Quran – Quran as a source of knowledge – Quran came as a guidance for all mankind – thanks for sharing and discuss here

    i hope oneday, everyone can learn about islam….
    may Allah show us the way…

  46. Edvardas
    March 26, 2014 | 11:34 am

    is it OK to kill in the name of your god? I saw many videos from Syria where islamists are cutting heads of peasfull ciizens who aren’t muslims. What do you think about muslim brotherhood?

  47. anon
    March 26, 2014 | 1:53 pm

    Hey you guys!

    So I read almost all the comments there and I tend to rant alot so here goes. All of u have been insulting islam while other though being from a different religion are not. Such great people. Im a very opean minded person. Im a muslim as a muslim i believe in all aspects of allah. If you read quran you will know how eveything happening now, or yet to happen is written in our sacred book. Thats the beauty of it. I assure Quran isnt wrong at all. Im just 15 and i hate myself at time because i find some things about islam unjust. But its not. As in gay people. Islam dosent really support gay. But i do. We all have our doubts. But for all you making fun of isl and science. let me assure u this water will never Cmbine. U know what the fuck science is. Its what god created. We all have different beliefs and i respect everyone. I have friends who are hindus, christans, and even jews. I respect them all. As i say noone would wanna change there religon so respect it. But I fyou read the quran ull know how accurate it is. as for this picture. Like “JUSTIN” said putting salt water and maybe even a juice together. THE WILL FUCKING COMBINE. this is a magical phenomena. Quran mentioned it 1400 years back now who do u believe? hindus?? ur blue colored god with 10 heads wow how realistic. Listen to the readings of dr. zaqir naik. Hindus in ur books in ur sacred geeta My prophet Mohammad (pbhm) is written about. Its not a lie go check. All our sacred books arent spot on bout use metaphors. So many people convert to islam they dont do it for nothing. islam is a hard religon. Where as ull go to church on sunday and omg u love jesus. FYI jesus is our prophet to we believe in him and love him. he is not dead. when he back one day ull know how true islam was. ull know the muslims and allah u made fun of is the actual deal. This river is like this because of god. NOT SCIENCE. it cannot be. We believe in noah, moses who the jews believe in. IN THE BOOKS OF JEWS. CHRISTIANS. HINDUS. and more Mohammad is written about. hink expand ur brains instead of offending people making fun of religion. u see i didnt make fun of religons but declared my love and believe in them. thats how muslims are :) .Might i say Im just a kid but i think much. Im not the perfect muslim. I wear westren clothes. Love music. Love all the awesome stuff. The american style. Awesome life in the usa. Love singing. wearing dresses. I dont hijab. But u offend my religon its on! But i believe. i love my islam. i wont change that for anything. Thank you and read this might open ur minds. And think. if u read ur books ull know how accurate islam is. who mohammad really is. jesus wasnt gods son. just a merical of god. His prophet for guidence of goodness :)

    Bless you all. I dont mean to offend anyone I love every religion and respect everyone. Except some bloody dumb ass hindus.

  48. anon
    March 26, 2014 | 1:54 pm

    do read this woah being 15 i didnt think mine would be so long.

  49. anon
    March 26, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    And if We had willed, We could have sent into every city a warner. (51) So do not obey the disbelievers, and strive against them with the Qur’an a great striving. (52) And it is He who has released [simultaneously] the two seas, one fresh and sweet and one salty and bitter, and He placed between them a barrier and prohibiting partition. (53) And it is He who has created from water a human being and made him [a relative by] lineage and marriage.

    http://tanzil.net/#trans/en.sahih/25:50

  50. concerned citizen
    April 3, 2014 | 4:37 pm

    If you guys really want to believe that the pinnacle of human knowledge was 1400 years ago go ahead. It probably didn’t take a god to tell us this because it also happens in places closer to Arabia. But most of your minds cannot be changed, and thats okay.if you want to believe something easily explainable is a miracle, like people 2000 years ago, who am I to stop you.
    Peace fellow homo sapiens

  51. shukri
    April 16, 2014 | 6:25 pm

    this is one of the miracle of allah it says in the quran.

  52. abdirahman
    April 16, 2014 | 6:42 pm

    wow!! whats going on

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