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Subject: Does rainwater mix with saltwater in the ocean?

Date: Sun Oct 14 07:27:32 2001
Posted by Paul
Grade level: nonaligned School: No school entered.
City: Kansas City State/Province: MO Country: USA
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 1003058852.Es

When rainwater falls on the salty ocean water, do they mix or does one float on 
the other? In the Bahamas, I understand they get their drinking water from deep 
blue holes in the sea floor. Does this imply that freshwater sinks and 
saltwater is more bouyant? (Or what other explanation is there for the 
accumulation of freshwater in blue holes?)

Re: Does rainwater mix with saltwater in the ocean?

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