Story: Ocean currents and tides

Freshwater layer

This footage from Fiordland shows how a layer of fresh water caused by heavy rainfall lies over denser sea water in a fiord. Water bodies with different salinities (salt content) do not mix well.

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Craig Stevens and Stephen Chiswell, 'Ocean currents and tides - Fiords, estuaries and river plumes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/5936/freshwater-layer (accessed 22 September 2021)

Story by Craig Stevens and Stephen Chiswell, published 12 Jun 2006