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.)
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?