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"Scientists find world's sixth largest river - at the bottom of Black Sea" [ British scientists have discovered a 115-feet deep river, more than half a mile wide - at the bottom of Black Sea.

Buzz up!The flow - carrying highly salty water and sediment - is 350 times greater than the Thames, according to a Leeds University team who used a robotic submarine to scan the seabed near Turkey.

It stems from salty water spilling through the Bosphorus Strait from the Mediterranean into the Black Sea, where the water has a lower salt content.

This causes the dense water from the Mediterranean to flow like a river along the seabed, carving a channel and deep banks.

'It flows down the sea shelf and out into the abyssal plain much like a river on land," The Daily Mail quoted Dr Dan Parsons as telling the Sunday Telegraph. ..... ]

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