Lovely photo. I've only seen something like this once, when I was in Tangere looking at the Straight of Gibraltar. Is that where this was taken? I don't actually have a definite answer to your question, but I would guess that is has to do with a difference in salinity, and perhaps temperature. A difference in density would allow the two bodies of water to sit touching each other but not mix immediately.
Quran 27- 61. Is He [not best] who made the earth a stable ground and placed within it rivers and made for it firmly set mountains and placed between the two seas a barrier? Is there a deity with Allah ? [No], but most of them do not know.
Subhanallah.....! Where is it ? Believe it or not, this phenomenon has been stated in Al-Qur'anulkarim (the Holy Book of Islam) Surah Ar-Rahman verse 19-21 whose translation: He lets two oceans flow which then meet; between the two there is a separator that can not be got through by one and another; So, which God's benediction that you will deny ? This has been stated in Al-Qur'anulkarim since 1434 years ago...!
@ lady_E .. God created this to show His existence. Usually ( by nature)when two water bodies meet they mixes but this seas does not mix each other. And this is the sign that this whole creation is made by a Supreme Being (Allah).
So Muhammed used it as an allegory to illustrate that people are different from each other, and who's to say which one is better or worse? Interesting that he knew of this place that long ago (or could "see" it).
Intriguing image. Is that surf breaking along the line of division? I wonder if it's possible that the left side of the image shows a (slightly) submerged ice floe. I think that there are circumstances that may make that possible, but don't know much about the topic.
A variety of explanations could be concluded from this. One being that the "lighter" side is a reef of some sort (big maybe), and that the "darker" side is where the ocean drops off. It looks like this at Tybee Island beach in Georgia out on "Little Tybee" when the tide goes out. This, too, could be the explanation. There are things in this world not yet understood, and probably never will be understood in this life. Wait a minute, thats the Gulf of Alaska..
It is a result of the melting glaciers being composed of fresh water and the ocean has a higher percentage of salt causing the two bodies of water to have different densities and therefore makes it more difficult to mix. ~ canucks.com
It's simple really! Jesus is on one side and the devil on the other: Light and darkness just won't mix. Well, guess I know on which side I'd rather take a dive going by the shades.....lol. It's an awesome sight! Thanks Lady E.
This is a very wonderful picture. It really shows how much more we need to know about universe and it's mysteries. There must really be a scientific answer for this question. It may be the difference in the densities of water in both these oceans or due to it's different salanities.
It IS the difference in two types of water meeting. Immediately, there is a stark contrast as the types of water haven't had the opportunity to mix. The picture in question was take at the Gulf of Alaska where iron-rich glacial water met ocean water.
The answer of your question is in ** Quran 27- 61. Is He [not best] who made the earth a stable ground and placed within it rivers and made for it firmly set mountains and placed between the two seas a barrier? Is there a deity with Allah ? [No], but most of them do not know.**
Talked about this phenomenon from 1437 years ago. And the answer of your question is in the verse Above.
The image actually depicts Gulf waters of Alaska. Although it is a unique phenomenon, it may not show where two oceans meet, but do not mix. In fact, a research cruise (by UC- Santa Cruz – 2007) led by Professor Ken Bruland took this picture.
Truly, it highlights things that might happen, when sediment rich water from huge glacial valleys of Alaska flow into the open waters of the Gulf. The main goal of the research project was to study huge, slow moving eddies (accompanied by gradually moving currents) entering gradually from Alaska mainland into the seas. Eddies from glaciers usually carry sediment rich and organic mud like clay, and these iron rich materials suspend themselves in the water for a long duration.
Once these materials enter into the seas of Alaska, they are maneuvered by ocean currents slowly meandering from the east to west. Incidentally, these materials circulate for some time before mixing with the open ocean waters. Once the iron-rich eddy mixes the iron-short ocean waters evenly, the water turns bluish thus making the mix uniform and well spread. In other words, it is false to say that these two types of water never mix! The boundary that exists between the ocean waters and eddy is uneven and they do not have a well-defined boundary too. Gulf of Alaska is not a place, where two oceans meet! The Baltic Sea and North Sea meet each in the northern zone of the Pacific Ocean.
It's the difference in two types of water meeting. Immediately, there is a stark contrast as the types of water haven't had the opportunity to mix. Sometimes these contrasts go away, such as in the case of the Gulf of Alaska (where this photo was taken.) This occurs when glaciers melt, dragging along with it, iron. This iron-rich meltwater meets the ocean's water creating such a difference in colors. They do eventually mix.
Allah says: "He who is the meadow of Bahrain, this is the torment of the Euphrates, and this is the salt of the concubine, and made between them a barber and an enclosed stone." [Al-Furqan: 53] This verse speaks of the grace of God's blessings on us, which is to make between the fresh river and the salty sea barzha immune to prevent the tyranny of one on the other and maintain the water balance on the planet, so he said: (and make them Barzkha). We note from this verse that the sea can be a frat, and can be salty. In this verse also referred to the existence of a strong barrier and strong called the Koran (Isthmus).
Those who contemplate this verse realize that God is talking about a great miracle and a great verse: the mixing of fresh water with salt water through a barrier and a tight stone. As if God gives us a reference to the importance of this region, the estuaries in the sea, and this is what we will see now scientifically.
What is stone?
Al-Fayrouz Abadi says in the dictionary of the surrounding dictionary: "The stone: prohibition, and grew up in his chamber ie: in the conservation" . And we can conclude that there is a barrier blocked and preserved under the auspices of God, or that there is a region of water surrounded by barriers like a closed room, and Ibn Katheer says in his interpretation of this verse: "Which is the meadow of Bahrain: the creation of water, sweet and salt .. Sweet like rivers, And this is the sweet sea, and he made between them a barzakha: a barrier, and an enclosed stone: that is to prevent one from reaching the other.  But what about the modern science and what does it say about that?
The importance of water isthmus
A water isthmus is an estuary when the river meets the sea, ie, when fresh water meets salt water, an area that is closed and surrounded by a water barrier or land. Scientists today call them estuary and these areas are of great interest to scientists, because the mixing of fresh water with salt is a unique phenomenon and truly wonderful .
Those who visit this downstream area, or what the Qur'an calls the area of the barrier or isthmus, note the large differences in this environment and the differences in water density, salinity, and temperature from one moment to the next and from one season to another , ie mixing, mixing and continuous overlap of freshwater and brackish water .
Perhaps we wonder if we know that the word (meadow) in the verse: (which is the meadow of Bahrain)
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