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Waterception

January 30, 2014

Eva Gusnowski

A dream within a dream? Thanks Leo, but we’ll take it from here. Even more plausible than inception, because it does, in fact, actually exist, is waterception.

 

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The existence of waterception is due to our good friend density, and its grandchild "halocline". Halocline describes an abrupt vertical salinity gradient in a body of water. What this essentially results in is layers of water of different densities where you can actually see a dilineation between. For example, this is seen in caves in Mexico where less dense fresh water sits on top of more dense salt water.

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The Cenote Angelita near Tulum, Mexico, has an added layer of hydrogen sulfide between the fresh water and salt water, creating a ghostly effect on the top of the “river”. The result is an amazing feat of nature that you can visit and swim through. And that also allows the use of imagination to take some pretty spectacular pictures.

 

 

 

 



Water within water…its waterception! Leo would be so proud.

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