What is the coldest ocean water?



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    Antarctic Bottom Water is the coldest and densest water in the world. Even though it originates in Antarctica, this chilly bottom layer of water expands through parts of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. This water forms beneath the winter ice pack in the seas around Antarctica. As the top water turns to ice, a majority of the salt moves into the water below the ice. This combines with the frigid water underneath the ice and gives it a higher density which then moves down as deep as two miles and spreads throughout the oceans. Check it out:

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