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Underwater rivers: a case of wet on wet

Australia’s Dense Shelf Water Cascades

Moore Reef underwater ReefScape (Modified) By Holobionics — Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

References to “underwater rivers” pop up in the news and literature. But what are we to make of a river defined by water within water? Recent documentation of massive water flows on the Australian continental shelf were described as a network of underwater rivers. But perhaps it is best to think of these flows as currents instead…

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William House

William House

Exploring relationships between people and our planet — Stories and articles promoting science, art, environmental awareness, and human insights.