Where Two Oceans Meet, Debunked
Where Two Oceans Meet Debunked

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Cape Reinga, at the very northern tip of New Zealand, is known for being where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean, where two oceans collide. The truth, though, is a little more complicated than that. Thanks to Dr Simon Clark for helping proofread my script: https://www.youtube.com/SimonOxfPhys - any errors are mine, not his! Current visualisation from http://earth.nullschool.net , used with permission I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo


909sickle : You have crushed my dreams about a myth that I didn't know existed until 3 minutes ago.

Gamerdrengen : I always thought that "two oceans meeting" sounded weird, since the earth really only has one ocean that we have just artificially divided with invisible borders.

Brandon Jacobs : You missed a perfect opportunity. "When they say it's where two oceans collide, take it with a grain of salt. "

Agonized Cat : When you getting out of the swamp biome 0:16

fireandcopper : How do you consistently make very high production quality videos? You're awesome at presentation/education

Shock the muscle : I can't tell if this guy is 19 or 38

InDstructR : NZ is nearly twice the size of Florida. We only look small bcs we are next to Aussie which is fkn 3/4 of the area of Europe!!

James Jameson : Tom Scott makes good videos. Sick of 10 minute videos that make 1 point.

Bushy Raps : Absolutely love it when little old New Zealand is featured, almost anywhere on YouTube 😍

Runar Andersen : I like these short videos. Not dragging on to be 10 minutes or so. It just answer the question or tell something, simple and understandable.

Wirenfeldt1990 : I desperately want more Behind the Scenes stuff.. I miss the Park Bench damn it..

gabbogobbo : When you get the 1.14 update in minecraft

Prjndigo : You want to really really boggle people's minds, figure out how large a volume of solar wind it would take to equate to a sverdrup.

Ryan Nicholls : When I saw you on a bus in Auckland a couple of weeks back I knew we were in for at least one NZ video. Good video. :D

j4d3 goat : "Sverdrup" - I'd never heard of that unit before! Sounds like some kind of syrup that the Swedish Chef would use!

Teraplexor : Hope you do more videos based in Oceania in the future 😊

Pug Life : When you exit a swamp biome in Minecraft

Levi Skardsen : Finding this channel is one of the best things I've done on YouTube. That and Kurzgesagt.

Giona Cantarutti : I'm just waiting for the day i'm gonna casually meet Tom in my city in Italy (Cividale del Friuli) while he's finding something weird to talk about again

markus kristensen : You should go to Skagen, Denmark. Two oceans really colliede there

enoughofyourkoicarp : What is impressive though it watching two atmospheres collide, tornado alley or example. *kappa*

devinZA : Came with Cape Point in Cape Town, "meeting of the Indian & Atlantic Oceans", but it's actually Cape Agulhas

Aaron Divelbliss : I flipping LOVE you Tom! You make learning nerd stuff cool. Thanks bro!

Eli Le Fevre : Yay! I’m from New Zealand and it is great to see us on your channel. πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

Adam Filinovich : The preview clip showed the word "sverdrup" which made me thing it'd be a term relating to where oceans meet as opposed to a unit of flow.

The Abyss : New Zealand would still be an amazing place to visit

Stijn Weijters : No one: Tom scott: "im about to destroy this whole rocks career."

Stijn Weijters : No one: Tom scott: "im about to ruin this whole rocks career."

rouge.wav : the wild track on this video is way too low, it's confusing my brain πŸ˜‚ The video was super interesting, though!

Phil O'Donnell : Youre in NZ?! I'll keep an eye out

WarlegganFangirl1984 : I'm sure that self assembly table I bought last week was called Sverdrup...

jevonwright : Welcome to NZ Tom! Have a great time πŸ˜€πŸ’–

OceanBagel : 1:20 Easy fix, just put an annotation in there. Oh wait...

G L : flies to NZ for a 3 minute video. congrats on living the dream

Jared Morgan : Thanks for going to one of the best places in the world. Hope you checked out the bay of islands whilst there and Didn't spend too much time in Auckland 🀣

Will Crawford : Was every British person born with the ability to speak in front of a camera the same way?

Envy West : How do you even travel so much. You didn’t need to go all the way there to make a video about it. It makes the videos amazing though

Gabriele Riva : I wanna see where France meets Belgium! There must be MOUNTAINS!!

sirBrouwer : Good to know that where you stood. London was only 12000 km to the west. if you get lost you can follow that arrow back home.

NoNameNi : Great video as always! I think the link to Simon's channel might be broken though, at least it doesn't work for me Edit: It works now

THE EPIC GUY : I get that captain disillusion feelπŸ˜‰

Speed _ : Your channel is so underrated, keep it up!

DanielCook : The truly amazing things about this video are the wind muffling on the camera mic, the fact that Tom isn't getting bowled over by 500 Chinese tourists, and that it's not raining.

Army of One : Hey mate, how’d you find the drive from Auckland to the Cape? It’s a great experience!

SaintsAwayOllie : Always thought it seemed like a load of arbitrary bolloux

ARCHISMAN MAJUMDAR : Do a video on square waves

CybershamanX : (2:38) I love the "moment of Zen" at the end of your videos... :)

Just aging : All of your videos are quality keep it up

Lea Johnson : Literally just subscribed a few videos ago and now you're posting a video on NZ . yay for kiwis~ ^-^ went up North just a couple months ago haha