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When a ship enters a sea from a river, what happens?

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Q. When a ship enters a sea from a river, what happens?
  1. It rises a little
  2. It remains at the same level
  3. It sinks a little
  4. It immersed in the bottom of the sea.
Answer: It rises a little.

When a ship enters a sea from a river, the ship is elevated due to the higher density of the salty seawater than the river.

On average, seawater in the world's oceans has a salinity of approximately 3.5%, or 35 parts per thousand. This means that for every 1 liter (1000 mL) of seawater there are 35 grams of salts (mostly, but not entirely, sodium chloride) dissolved in it. Rivers and lakes can have a wide range of salinities, from less than 0.01 g/kg to a few g/kg, although there are many places where higher salinities are found. That is the reason why a ship rises a little when enters a sea from the river.
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