meeting of the waters ~ encontro das águas

meeting of the waters  ~  encontro das águas

Imagine a river with a line down the center. On one side of the line, the water is black — on the other yellowish. This is the unusual sight that greets you six miles downstream from the Amazon city of Manaus in Brazil. And that’s not all, there are pink dolphins swimming in these waters (http://goo.gl/79yRo).

Imagine um rio com uma linha no centro. Num lado da linha, a água é preta — no outro amarela. Isto é mais ou menos o que você vai ver no rio dez quilômetros da cidade de Manaus. Além disso, botos cor-de-rosa nadam nestas águas (http://goo.gl/79yRo).

The black waters of the Rio Negro are fast moving (10 km/hr), acidic (pH=4) and warmer. The yellow waters of the Rio Solimões are slower moving (3 km/hr), neutral ( pH=7) and colder. The two rivers meet but do not mix for a stretch of about 10 miles, resulting in a very unusual sight (http://goo.gl/BJtq0).

As águas pretas do Rio Negro movem rápidamente (10 km/hr) e são ácidas (pH=4) e mais quente. As águas amarelas do Rio Solimões movem mais lento (3 km/hr) e são neutro (pH = 7) e mais frio. Os dois rios encontram mas não misturam para 15 quilômetros, resultando numa visão muito rara

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