Friday, March 21, 2014

Via Green Renaissance / FB:

"Meeting of the waters", the Amazon River meets the Rio Negro in Brazil. Not only do the two rivers bounce off each other when initially introduced, they keep up their mutual cold-shoulder routine for six whole miles. There is, of course, a perfectly good scientific reason for this. The Negro is colder, heavier and slower-moving than its neighbour – and it takes this surprising distance for the swirling currents to merge the flows fully.

The Meeting Of The Waters is the beginning of what is arguably the longest and certainly the greatest river in the world. - the Amazon.

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